Packers GM Ted Thompson transitioning to new role, team will hire replacement

Esther Moore
January 3, 2018

But it appears that head coach Mike McCarthy's job is safe.

According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN, the Packers already extended coach Mike McCarthy's contract through the 2019 season, and they did it at some during the past season.

This means that McCarthy will not head into the 2018 season as a lame-duck head coach.

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Earlier in the day, the Packers fired defensive coordinator Dom Capers after nine seasons with the team. Defensive line coach Mike Trgovac and assistant linebacker coach Scott McCurley have also been let go.

NFL Network is reporting that Packers General Manager Ted Thompson is expected to transition into a new role within the organization, and the team is looking for a new general manager. They lost wide receivers coach Luke Getsy to Mississippi State. Packer President Mark Murphy made the announcement at the press conference today that confirmed that Ted Thompson would be moving into a senior advisor role.

It's possible the Packers could extend McCarthy again or start over with a new deal once a general manager is hired. Eliot Wolf, Ron Wolf's son and Director of Football Operations for the Packers, has been seen by many as an heir apparent to Thompson. Green Bay has accumulated a 125-82-1 record in the 13 seasons with him at the helm, including a Super Bowl title after the 2010 season.

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