Jrlombardi reports GM Thompson awarded an extension.
GM Thompson’s teams have gone 57-46, including 5-2 in the postseason with two NFC Championship Game appearances–Team intends McCarthy to stick around too: Long before the Packers went on a six-game winning streak that included a spirited run through the playoffs and a Super Bowl championship, team President Mark Murphy decided he wanted general manager Ted Thompson to stick around awhile longer. Thompson had two years left on his contract, and while Murphy wouldn’t say how many years he added to the deal, it’s likely he followed former president Harlan’s model of extending deals to five years. Murphy said Thompson would be paid commensurate with being one of the top general managers in NFL. It’s believed Thompson and Murphy went to work soon afterward on extending coach McCarthy’s contract. Like Thompson, he has two years remaining.