When will general manager Ted Thompson’s reign of mediocrity end in Green Bay? Probably only Thompson and Packers president Mark Murphy know the answer to that question.
They’re not saying.
What Murphy is saying is that he hasn’t anointed anyone as Thompson’s successor.
“Things change so quickly I don’t want to tie the organization’s hands,” Murphy said. “And whether that would be permitted under the Rooney Rule, I’m not sure about that. But I don’t think it’s good business anyway.”
There has been plenty of speculation about who might replace Thompson lately.
There are in-house candidates in Eliot Wolf, Brian Gutekunst and Russ Ball. Wolf interviewed for GM jobs in San Francisco and Indianapolis this year. Gutekunst also interviewed with San Francisco.
There are potential outside candidates, as well. That group seems to be led by Kansas City GM John Dorsey, who started his career with the Packers.
Thompson’s contract reportedly runs through the 2018 draft and that seems to be the soonest we could expect any change at the top.