Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy said he planned to give both general manager [intlink id=”20″ type=”category”]Ted Thompson[/intlink] and coach [intlink id=”67″ type=”category”]Mike McCarthy[/intlink] contract extensions, after [intlink id=”1425″ type=”category”]Super Bowl XLV[/intlink].
Well, it turns out, he already gave Thompson an extension in December. The organization just decided to wait until Friday to announce it.
“We are thrilled to have Ted lead our football operations for the foreseeable future,” said Murphy. “He has done an outstanding job of building this team. We worked on this and reached an agreement in December, and we are pleased to be able to make the announcement today.”
Terms of the deal were not announced.
Thompson had two years left on his previous deal, which was a for five years. His previous contract extension was also completed with two years left on his deal, so it’s probably safe to assume the new contract is for somewhere in the neighborhood of five years.
The deal was signed before the Packers even made the playoffs and some reports indicate the announcement was delayed because neither Thompson or Murphy wanted it to be a distraction to the team.
Thompson has been the Packers general manager for six years.