Some somber news during a week that has otherwise been very exciting for Packer fans as they anticipate the upcoming NFC Championship game that will be played in Green Bay at Lambeau Field: Ted Thompson has been confirmed to have died on Wednesday.
Former team General Manager for the Packers from 2005 to 2017(in an official capacity, but his influence seemed obvious beyond that with his final position: Senior Advisor to Football Operations), Ted Thompson revealed in 2019 that he was diagnosed with autonomic disorder. Brian Gutekunst has since taken the reigns as GM.
Packers coach Matt LaFleur confirmed that former GM Ted Thompson has died. “His impact is still felt to this day when you look at our roster … I just know how important he was to many people in this building.”
Very sad news. Just heard from two sources that former #Packers GM Ted Thompson died last night. He had just turned 68 on Jan. 17.
Thompson was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 2019.