Packers Sign GM Thompson to Extension

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Packers Sign GM Thompson to Extension

July 30, 2014 Updated Jul 30, 2014 at 3:35 PM CDT

Green Bay, WI (NNCNOW.com) --- The Green Bay Packers have signed executive vice president and general manager Ted Thompson, the architect of the team's current five-year playoff streak, to a multi-year contract extension, it was announced on Wednesday morning.

“His outstanding work has been the key factor in the success that we’ve enjoyed in recent years," Green Bay president and CEO Mark Murphy said. "I have tremendous respect for Ted, and am confident that we will continue to contend for championships under his leadership.”

Thompson is starting his 10th season in the Packers front office and has been a major part of the team's success in that decade, including helping to form the eventual 2010 Super Bowl champion.

"I felt very appreciated by the organization and honored to work with such fine people," Thompson said. "The more you think about it the more you wonder how nuts are you to walk away from something like this? After you put all of the chips on the table, there’s very little choice."

Posted by Zach Schneider
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