Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Packers Extend GM Ted Thompson For Multiple Years

It's been a big week for extensions, first WR Jordy Nelson, and now GM Ted Thompson. The terms weren't initially disclosed, but I doubt it's unreasonable.
I'm just surprised that he's agreed to an extension. The last time he signed an extension after their Super Bowl win, it sounded like he wasn't sure how much longer he'd work. He could probably retire if he wanted to. At some point, traveling all over the country and watching hours of film to scout players is going to lose its appeal. Former GM Ron Wolf retired in 2001 at age 63, Thompson is currently 61, and Wolf did not miss working those long hours. Though it would be hard to leave such a promising team right now.

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