Packers sign GM Ted Thompson to a new contract

Ted Thompson. (USATSI)
Ted Thompson has been the GM in Green Bay since 2005. (USATSI)

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Packers general manager Ted Thompson, who has helped Green Bay to five consecutive playoff appearances and a Super Bowl XLV victory, has signed a new multi-year contract with the team, the Packers announced Wednesday.

“I’m pleased that we were able to enter into this contract extension with Ted,” Packers CEO Mark Murphy said in a statement. “His outstanding work has been the key factor in the success that we’ve enjoyed in recent years. I have tremendous respect for Ted, and am confident that we will continue to contend for championships under his leadership."

The Packers and Thompson have been working on a new deal, and earlier this month, Murphy said a contract for Thompson is a "top priority." Thompson also received a contract extension in 2011.

As for why Thompson, who enters his 10th year as the team's GM, wanted to stick around for so long.

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