Saturday, May 24, 2014

Thompson Not Planning On Retiring Soon

When somebody reaches their 60s in the football business, retirement usually isn't far away.

Packers GM Ted Thompson, 61, has been asked about that multiple times this offseason, yet continues to ignore it.

As of now, Thompson has just two years left on his current contract, although, according to team President Mark Murphy, Green Bay's happy with him and wants to have him back.

The two seem to agree on that. 

“I’m just getting started,” Thompson told reporters at a recent news conference at Lambeau Field. “No, I feel pretty good.”

Since Thompson took over Green Bay's GM position in 2005, the Packers have done pretty well on the field, compiling an 86-57-1 record while also winning 4 NFC North Titles, 2 Wild Card Spots, and 1 Super Bowl. 

The Pack haven't always been dominant during those nine years, as they did have 4-12, 8-8, and 6-10 seasons mixed in with all those successes, but still, it seems obvious that what Thompson's doing in the league's smallest city is working. That doesn't guarantee that anything will continue this way, but if the guy still thinks he can do the job well then I see no reason why the team shouldn't keep him. 

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