While a controversial figure among some Packer fans in recent years, former Packers GM (2005 – 2017) Ted Thompson still garners a lot of much deserved respect around the league. This was on display Saturday night when Thompson was formally inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame. Thompson’s physical and mental health appears to be in sharp decline the past few years and it is difficult not to notice. He was allowed to stick around a bit longer than he should have but it is hard to deny his overall net positive contribution to the team’s legacy.
While Brian Gutekunst took over the role of General Manager from Thompson, there is still some debate as to the amount of input and influence he still has with the team. The Packers is a team with a strong legacy and history, but they do not hesitate to drop an aging player from the roster that is no longer producing(maybe with the recent exception of Jimmy Graham for some inane reason). On the other hand, when it comes to management and coaching staff, the Pack can sometimes hold on a bit too long(I’m also looking at you, Coach Tons’o’Fun McCarthy).
Congrats to former Packers GM Ted Thompson on being inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame today. Players drafted by him include:
* Aaron Rodgers
* Jordy Nelson
* Davante Adams
* Randall Cobb
* David Bakhtiari
* Clay Matthews
* Mike Daniels
* Greg Jennings
* AJ Hawk
* Nick Collins
Ted Thompson limited his brief acceptance speech — which he began by acknowledging that he‘s always been “a man of few words” — to a simple thank-you. “This is a great honor. I appreciate it more than you could ever know. … This means a lot to me,” Thompson said.
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Here is a link to the full photo gallery from Packers.com: https://www.packers.com/photos/photos-ted-thompson-is-inducted-into-packers-hall-of-fame
You can view an archive of this site’s posts on Ted Thompson here(Fair Warning: Not much ass kissing going on around these parts): https://totalpackers.com/?s=ted+thompson