Thompson out as Packers General Manager

Jonathan Hernandez
January 3, 2018

It looks like Mike McCarthy will remain the head coach of the Green Bay Packers for the time being.

Mike McCarthy was given a contract extension during this past season. Fortunately for the Packers, that will not be the case with Mike McCarthy, who was apparently given an extension during the season that no one talked about at the time.

McCarthy was entering the 2018 season without a deal, but will have a shot at turning things around after all. Luke Getsy left to become the offensive coordinator at Mississippi State, and there could be a significant restructuring of responsibilities on that side of the ball, including a possible change at offensive coordinator, the source said. Bennett is a former receivers coach, and there's some consideration to moving him back into that role.

McCarthy certainly brings some stability to Green Bay, especially with the firing of defensive coordinator Dom Capers earlier this week and Ted Thompson leaving his post as general manager.

Packers president Mark Murphy will begin the search for a new general manager. 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.

The Packers' Super Bowl victory in 2010 marked the highlight of Thompson's 13-year tenure.

McCarthy is 131-78-1 (including 10-8 in the postseason) with one Super Bowl in his 12 National Football League seasons.

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