The Green Bay Packers took to social media to say goodbye to former general manager Ted Thompson, who passed away on Wednesday night.
It’s been a rough day for the Green Bay Packers as they prepare for the NFC Championship Game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this weekend. That’s because former general manager Ted Thompson unfortunately passed away on Wednesday night.
Thompson, who first joined the Green Bay staff in 1992, was 68 years old at the time of his passing. As you might imagine, countless folks across Wisconsin are heartbroken. As a whole, the Green Bay organization is also quite emotional. They made that quite clear with an incredible tribute video they posted to their Twitter account.
Ted Thompson was a rock star for the Packers and will always be a team legend
That video truly is hard to watch without getting emotional. Thompson, a Packers Hall-of-Famer, was the team’s general manager from 2005-2017. During that time, he helped the Packers win the 2011 Super Bowl with the victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Not only that, Thompson is playing a major role in the team’s success this season. Remember, Thompson was the one that drafted Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams, Aaron Jones and others. Green Bay went 13-3 this regular season, captured the No. 1 seed in the NFC for the postseason and is one win away from getting back to the Super Bowl.
Thompson revealed in 2019 that he was diagnosed with autonomic disorder, and that his health played a big role in him stepping down from his GM duties after ’17. Now, Green Bay will take the field for the NFC title game with a heavy heart, but there’s no doubt they’ll be playing for Thompson come Sunday and the rest of the way if they do end up heading to Tampa Bay for the Super Bowl.