Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network mentioned on Monday that after speaking to “key people” in the Packers’ organization, he’s “more convinced than ever” that GM Ted Thompson has no plans to retire.
Packers president Mark Murphy mentioned a few weeks ago that their “top priority” in the coming months is to sign Thompson to a contract extension.
“It’s a top priority,” Murphy said 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 general manager. However, Thompson 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.