Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Murphy: Packers will sign Thompson to extension before McCarthy

I guess all that talk from earlier this offseason was wrong.

Despite the recent rumors circulating about the duo's future, the Packers are apparently not planning to sign Head Coach Mike McCarthy to an extension until they do the same with General Manager Ted Thompson, team President Mark Murphy recently told Around the League's Gregg Rosenthal.

"The way we're structured, football reports through Ted," Murphy said. "And then everything reports up through me, so the first step would be to extend Ted, then he would in turn enter in an extension for Mike." 

A few weeks ago, sources were reporting that the Pack wanted to sign McCarthy to a new deal, although now that seems unlikely, especially since Thompson has just two years left on his current contract.

This news also likely destroys the rumor that current Seahawks GM John Schneider will succeed TT in the near future, although really, that probably doesn't matter.

Still, I'd imagine this report sets us up for a boring offseason, especially since it already seems that Green Bay signed their big Free Agent (Julius Peppers) back in March. That doesn't guarantee anything, but considering Thompson's track record it's probably the more likely scenario.

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