I don’t know if everyone hates Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson, but there was a time when you’d assume so if you spent any time on the Internet in the past two days.
That time was right up until exact minute the Packers signed tight end Martellus Bennett. People we’re losing their damn minds!
Personally, as someone who has always hated Ted Thompson, I knew the Packers’ apparent do-nothing approach to free agency was the norm. It’s exactly what I expected.
And let’s be honest. The Packers were trying to re-sign Jared Cook, but we now have a good idea that Cook was asking for more than what the Packers were willing to pay (I’ve heard $9 million annually). Only after negotiations were halted did Thompson turn to Bennett.
Frankly, I’m still stunned at the move, even though I made the exact suggestion. It is the most un-Ted Thompson move of the Ted Thompson era.
On the other hand, he really didn’t have a choice, did he? Rolling with Richard Rodgers in 2017 would have been something akin to career suicide.
Regardless, there was a time when there was no hope and boy, did I find it amusing…
When it's Free-Agent time and you're a Packers fan😒 pic.twitter.com/Rkqj1qz6SF
Ted Thompson's Apple 2E analyzes free agency. pic.twitter.com/qbQ5Ecpb8p
RT for rock fav for ted thompson pic.twitter.com/lI5GB3m2hL
Just finished scouting division three college basketball players. Our secondary is going to be great in 2017.
Exclusive: Ted Thompson explaining his offseason plan to Mike McCarthy and Aaron Rodgers pic.twitter.com/e5Ujt3RxRO