Aug 9, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson looks on during warmups prior to the game against the Arizona Cardinals at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Green Bay Packers sign GM Ted Thompson to contract extension

For a few months, there appeared to be a notion that Ted Thompson may not return to the Green Bay Packers after rumors of contract dispute broke. However, that will no longer be the case after Thompson signed a multi-year extension with the organization on Wednesday afternoon.

The 61-year-old Thompson took over the Green Bay Packers general manager job in 2005 but has spent over 18 years with the franchise. He also spent five years with the Seattle Seahawks and there was talk that Ted Thompson was interested in returning with suggestions hinting that it was his ‘dream job’. However, Thompson has a pretty good gig with the Green Bay Packers and not wanting to let that go by the wayside, he decided to remain in Wisconsin moving forward.

Revered as one of the premier decision makers in the league, the Green Bay Packers have been an elite franchise under Thompson’s thumb as he’s lead them to a 86-57 record during his tenure as general manager. In addition to the impressive record, the Green Bay Packers have also won four NFC North titles along with a Super Bowl victory in 2010.

Along with that, Ted Thompson has proven to be one of the most savvy drafters in the NFL as he’s amassed a Pro Bowl roster over the course of his career with the Packers.

Needless to say, bringing back Ted Thompson was one of the the Green Bay Packers biggest concerns.

Contractual details, outside of the multi-year agreement, have yet to be released.

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