Ted Thompson has been with the team since 1992-save for a four-year spell in Seattle-and he served as the team's general manager from 2005 until today, when he was reassigned within the organization, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Rapoport also noted internal candidates Brian Gutekunst, Eliot Wolf and Russ Ball will get consideration as part of a wider search for a general manager. The deal was never announced by the Packers, but it means McCarthy is now under contract through 2019. He replaced Mike Sherman as GM for the Packers in 2005. The second was 2008, Aaron Rodgers first year as a starter.
Thompson was hired by then President Bob Harlan in 2005, removing the GM responsibilities from Head Coach Mike Sherman. McCarthy does have a Super Bowl win, as he and the Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers back in 2010. Beginning with the son of Thompson's mentor, Ron Wolf. He stayed with the Packers until 2000, when he left to join former Packers coach Mike Holmgren with the Seahawks.
Thompson, 64, will move into a new role as senior adviser to football operations, the team announced Tuesday. Both have interviewed for several GM openings around the league in recent years.
Wilde reminds fans that the Packers gave former coach Mike Sherman an extension before he was sacked in 2005 by then newly hired GM Ted Thompson.