With Ted Thompson's contract set to expire following the 2016 NFL Draft, Packers president Mark Murphy expressed the urgency to sign his general manager to a contract extension on Thursday.
Speaking on the same day he addressed questions about the Packers annual financial report, Murphy is quoted by Jason Wilde of ESPNWisconsin.com as saying, “It’s a top priority. I think Ted has been instrumental, obviously, in the run we’ve had, so that is a real priority.”
Because head coach Mike McCarthy's contract also expires in the foreseeable future—following the 2015 season—Murphy said earlier in the offseason the first step would extend Ted, who would in turn extend McCarthy up through the organizational ladder.
Despite recent health concerns and reaching 61 years old, Thompson has given no public indication that he's ready to give up working in his current post.
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