Thompson didn’t elaborate beyond dismissing the report, but added that there is no problem between him and McCarthy.
Even so, Cole mentions that there’s “growing tension” from McCarthy as they try to capitalize on Aaron Rodgers‘ prime. Cole adds that there’s some question whether it’s spilling over to his relationship with Thompson.
Some have wondered if McCarthy could be on the hot seat entering the 2016 season, even though he has been a successful head coach and led them to a Super Bowl title.
McCarthy, 52, signed a five-year extension last year that ties him to GM Ted Thompson, so it would be somewhat surprising to see them move on with so much guaranteed money remaining on his contract.
Since taking the job back in 2006, McCarthy has led the Packers to a record of 104-55 (65.3 percent) to go along with eight playoff appearances including a Super Bowl title in 2010.
Under Thompson’s stewardship, the Packers are 98-61-1 (61.6 percent), which includes playoff appearences in seven of his 10 yards as GM.
We’ll have more regarding the Packers as the news is available.