Job security should never be taken for granted in the NFL, but Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson can rest easy this summer.
Thompson, who has served as the Packers’ general manager since 2005, built the nucleus of a perpetual Super Bowl contender, capturing the Lombardi Trophy under his watch in 2010.
One of the longest-tenured executives in the league, he isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, according to Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy.
“Ted and I, we have a great relationship. As long as he wants to continue to work, and he’s still doing a good job – and I think he still does a great job for us – we want him to continue to be our general manager,” Murphy told Jason Wilde of the Wisconsin State Journal. “At a point he decides he doesn’t want to do it anymore for whatever reason, then we would do a search.”
The Packers value long-term stability more than most organizations, with Thompson operating as the 11th general manager in the team’s 98-year history. Boasting a track record that puts most to shame, he’ll continue in search of another Super Bowl for one of the NFL’s most storied franchises.
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