As of Sunday, all of the NFL’s open general manager jobs have been filled. The one that pertains to the Green Bay Packers — the Indianapolis Colts’ job — was filled by Kansas City Chiefs director of football operations Chris Ballard.
That means that Green Bay Packers’ director of football operations Eliot Wolf won’t be leaving the Packers. At least this year.
Wolf interviewed with the Colts last week. That came a week after he withdrew his name from consideration for the San Francisco 49ers’ general manager job.
That latter job was filled by former player John Lynch, who has no front office experience, on Sunday.
The Packers obviously value Wolf. They’ve bumped up his salary each of the last two offseasons. This was the first year they allowed him to interview with other teams, however.
They probably didn’t have much of a choice with Ted Thompson deciding to hang around for another season. Ultimately, the Packers were lucky to hang onto Wolf.
God TT is useless. I will take anyone different at this point.
The Packers have almost as many GMs in waiting as they have head coaches in waiting. Ted, like many of his baby boomer peers, still thinks he’s at the top of his game. Why should he, along with any other boomers on the staff, have to share Aaron Rodgers? Such youthful arrogance, trying to 1-up what we’ve done here. They will ride that for as long as they can get a decent ROI, which will be long enough to claim they didn’t hurt the Packers brand under their watch. They were competitive and in the thick of things every year, thus highly successful…