Big Ted Has a Big New Deal

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Ted Thompson

Ted Thompson

That joyous day that we have all pined for for so long is finally here. The Green Bay Packers have locked up general manager Ted Thompson with a shiny, new multi-year contract extension.

Big Ted! Woooooooooooooo!

The length or worth of the contract hasn’t been released and we don’t expect it to be. The Packers typically keep organizational contract details close to the vest. Thompson’s previous deal ran through the 2016 draft.

Here’s what Big Ted had to say.

“I’m very honored to work in this position with such fine people. The more you think about it, you don’t want to walk away from something like this. I’ve got a lot of good friends here and co-workers that I enjoy coming to work with every day. …To get a chance to continue to do this, when you put all the chips on the table, it’s no choice. I want to be here. From a negative standpoint, it’s easy to say I’ll ride off into the sunset. But I have people I’m responsible for, too. …There’s a certain amount of responsibility for the people you work for.”

Rumors were starting to circulate that Thompson was thinking about hanging it up early this offseason. He quickly put those to rest, saying he’s just getting started. That’s when team president Mark Murphy stepped in and announced that getting Big Ted a Big Extension was a priority.

There was word the Packers had also approached Mike McCarthy about a contract extension. However, since Thompson makes the ultimate decision on the coach, his deal needed to get done first.

Now that it is done, it shouldn’t be long before McCarthy gets a new deal. His current contract runs through the end of next season.

About The Author

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

12 Comments on "Big Ted Has a Big New Deal"

  1. TyKo Seamboat

    All hail Big Ted. I refuse to be the ugly fan that is spoiled & takes a really good thing for granted…

    With his guidance, the Packers are going to win a lot of football games over the next 5 seasons…A ton of football games actually. (Just as he has helped them do over the last 7 seasons.)

    He will win at least 1 more Superbowl. Minimum of 2 IMO.

  2. TyKo Seamboat

    All hail Big Ted. I refuse to be the ugly fan that is spoiled & takes a really good thing for granted…

    With his guidance, the Packers are going to win a lot of football games over the next 5 seasons…A ton of football games actually. (Just as he has helped them do over the last 7 seasons.)

    He will win at least 1 more Superbowl. Minimum of 2 IMO.

  3. Deepsky

    Cool, except this puts off John Schneider returning to Green Bay for a few more years. I have heard through the the Green Bay grapevine that he’s still a huge Packer fan at heart.

  4. Howard

    I do worry that Ted may suddenly retire due to his age and the stress of his job similar to what Ron Wolf did. It was one of the worst decisions Wolf and Harlan made in believing Sherman was GM material. We do need someone in the pipeline that can take over GM responsibilities without a couple of year or more set back.

    • Kato

      I think that is what people were saying when they were making megaprofits in the stock market before it crashed in 1929.

    • Howard

      Holy shit Packnutt calm down. If no one had an opinion we would all just say Go PACK!!!! We all know the Packers are the greatest franchise in any sports history including but not limited to the NFL. One exception is that drug addict Seahag bitch who keeps interjecting his drug induced hallucinations of Seahawks grandeur on this site. Maybe you should read the Total Packers Manifesto. The link is on this page. Go PACK.

  5. E. Wolf

    Only problem is that Ted appears and sounds a little off. I am worried about our white-haired friend and good-steward of our Packers.

    • bob at 81

      ah hell – grey hair doesn’t mean he can’t do the job. i’ll take AS MANY YEARS AS WE CAN GET FROM HIM BEFORE HE HANGS IT UP.

      • E. Wolf

        Remember, it was a lot of those turncoats who wanted to run him out of town. Sure would love to see some of them hang.

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