At 61, there’s been quiet whispers around the league suggesting that Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson could be readying himself to walk away from the game.
But Thompson put an end to all the speculation recently, suggesting that he was ‘just getting started‘ and that he didn’t have any laid out plans for the future.
“I’m just getting started,” said Thompson with a smile when asked about his future during a news conference Saturday at Lambeau Field following the team’s rookie orientation camp. “No, I feel pretty good.”
When asked for specifics about his future plan, Thompson replied: “I don’t really have one. I’ve never had one. I wouldn’t anticipate doing anything different.”
Thompson has been at the helm of the Packers organization for nearly a decade and has experienced some pretty impressive success during his tenure, so it seems unlikely the team would move on when his contract expires at the end of the 2016 season.
Of course, if Thompson wants to walk away at that time, that’s a different story. But it appears to be a working marriage and neither side looks to be ready for a change as Thompson stated he still gets excited over the ‘chase’ of finding young players to improve the Packers roster.