One of the hot topics of discussion this offseason for the Green Bay Packers has been team president Mark Murphy and head coach Mike McCarthy working on getting the coach’s contract extended. While it’s more than likely that they will get something done, Murphy told Ian Rapoport on Tuesday that it wont’ happen until the team can also work out a new deal with GM Ted Thompson.
Asked #Packers Prez Mark Murphy about extension talks for Mike McCarthy. Said no extension will happen until they extend GM Ted Thompson
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 20, 2014
McCarthy last had his contract extended in 2011, a deal which runs through the 2015 season. In eight years in Green Bay, McCarthy has compiled a record of 82-45-1 and of course there is the Super Bowl victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on his resume as well.
As for the contract situation for Thompson, his deal runs through the 2016 NFL Draft, and keeping him in the organization is a priority as well, especially considering that some good personnel moves have kept the Packers as continuous playoff contenders.
Early on in the offseason, McCarthy expressed his desire to stick around a little longer with the team as well.
“Working in Green Bay, there’s nothing like getting up every day and going to Lambeau Field,” McCarthy said, according to Pro Football Talk. “I love the people I work with. I love where I work, and more importantly I love what I do. I feel like I’m at halftime, frankly, hopefully.”