The futures of Packers General Manager Ted Thompson and coach Mike McCarthy have been up for discussion this offseason.
Reports out of Green Bay indicated that the Packers are interested in extending McCarthy’s contract beyond its current expiration date at the end of the 2015 season, although there was some question about how long the 61-year-old Thompson might want to remain in his job. Thompson said recently that he’s “just getting started,” however, and now team president Mark Murphy has outlined the route things would follow in Green Bay.
“The way we’re structured, football reports through Ted,” Murphy said, via Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. “And then everything reports up through me, so the first step would be to extend Ted, then he would in turn enter in an extension for Mike.”
Murphy wouldn’t say if contract talks were underway with Thompson, whose current contract is up after the 2016 draft, it definitely seems like the Packers will be continuing business as usual in both the front office and on the sideline.