Packers: Ted Thompson to ‘transition into new role’, no longer general manager

Green Bay Packers, Ted Thompson (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Ted Thompson (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson is changing roles with the team, who will now search for a new general manager, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Talk about a blockbuster announcement. The Green Bay Packers will immediately begin their search for a new general manager.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Ted Thompson will “transition into a new role”, and the Packers will replace him at GM.

The news from Rapoport came via Twitter on Monday.

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen tweeted that the front office “will go through a reorganization”.

This news comes on the same day that Packers head coach Mike McCarthy decided to move on from Dom Capers as the defensive coordinator. He also fired two of Capers’ assistants, inside linebackers coach Scott McCurley and defensive line coach Mike Trgovac.

After failing to make the playoffs for the first time since 2008, a number of questions have been asked of the Packers’ coaching staff and the general manager.

Aaron Rodgers’ injury exposed a number of issues that he had been masking with his elite play.

Without him, the Packers suffered two shutout defeats at home, and the defensive struggles continued in a big way.

The team is now undergoing a major shakeup.

Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Monday that McCarthy wasn’t done making changes to his coaching staff.

At the time of writing, he’s made three moves, all on defense. It remains to be seen what will happen next.

But the Thompson news comes as a major surprise.

The fanbase has largely been torn on the team’s longtime GM. While many have felt it was time for a change, others have backed Thompson’s ability to find talent in the draft.

At this stage it’s unclear what role he’ll be taking on next, whose decision it was and more importantly, who will now take over as the general manager of the Green Bay Packers. The offseason isn’t even a day old in Green Bay, but it’s already been eventful.

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Let the speculation begin.