Thompson ‘good to go’ entering 13th season as Packers GM
GREEN BAY – If Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson has a set date in mind for retirement, he isn’t sharing it publicly.
Thompson’s contract with the Packers expires after the 2018 season. He was asked Wednesday about his future, and he unsurprisingly provided few details.
But Thompson said he hasn’t settled on a date to retire.
“I don’t constantly evaluate it,” Thompson said, “and I don’t know.”
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Thompson, 64, is among the NFL’s oldest and longest-tenured general managers. Jerry Jones, the Dallas Cowboys owner and GM, turns 75 years old in October. New England Patriots coach and GM Bill Belichick turned 65 years old in April. Thompson turns 65 in January.
Former Packers general manager Ron Wolf retired at age 63.
“I think I’m good to go,” Thompson said. “I think sometimes as you get older, and having played – not that playing football is harmful to you – there are a few places where I limp a little more than I used to, and that sort of thing. But otherwise, I feel good.”