Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy told reporters on Thursday that their “top priority” in the coming months is to sign GM Ted Thompson to a contract extension.
“It’s a top priority,” Murphy said Thursday during the announcement of the Packers’ annual financial report, via ESPN.com. “I think Ted’s been instrumental obviously in the run we’ve had. So that is a real priority.”
Thompson is under contract through the 2016 season, which is aligned with HC Mike McCarthy’s deal.
Murphy has said previously that he intends to address Thompson’s contract situation before turning his attention to McCarthy, which is a smart move in the event that Thompson decides to call it a career.
There has been some speculation that Thompson could be nearing the end of his time as the Packers GM, however, he has said in recent months that he fully expects to stay on for at least the remainder of his current contract.
McCarthy and Thompson have been a very successful tandem in Green Bay that has resulted in numerous playoff appearances and a Super Bowl title in 2011.