Six years after taking over the Packers, Ted Thompson’s vision has been realized. Well, sorta.
“My vision was to win six of them by now,” Thompson said to laughter in a jubilant post-game Packers locker room.
The Packers G.M. didn’t give away too much emotion, although he was quick with a few jokes. He got more serious when asked if this is especially satisfying because so many fans wanted him fired at times of his career.
“I don’t think in terms of that. I really don’t,” Thompson said. “I think of what’s best for the team right this second. You’d like for all of [the fans] to agree with you most of the time. But that’s not the way it works. You can’t run a team trying to be a politician, you can’t try to get votes.”
I asked Thompson if he had time yet to reflect on his own journey to top the NFL mountain.
“That will come later,” he said with a pause. “This is such a resilient bunch. I’m very proud of them.”