Green Bay Packers: The top 5 moves made by GM Ted Thompson

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2. Hiring Mike McCarthy

During the 2005 season, Thompson fired Mike Sherman after a dismal 4-12 season and decided to hire a head coach with no head coaching experience.

There weren’t many fans who were thrilled with the hiring of McCarthy, especially with Brett Favre lobbying to get Steve Mariucci hired.

All McCarthy has done in his nine seasons is become one of the best coaches in franchise history. His winning percentage is .656 with an overall record of 94-49-1.

In 2007, McCarthy was voted NFL Coach of the Year. Three years later he brought a championship back to Packers News when the Packers won Super Bowl XLV over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The following season, he recorded the best record in franchise history, finishing 15-1.

As long as McCarthy remains head coach, the Packers will continue to be a contender. The Packers have won the NFC North Division the past four seasons, and it will be interesting to see how well-rounded this team becomes as McCarthy has stepped down from play calling to overlook the entire team.

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