Green Bay (WQOW) -- The Packers' front office is going to look very different in 2018 - specifically at General Manager.
After 13 seasons with the green and gold, Ted Thompson will not return as GM of the Packers next season. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport broke the story earlier today that Thompson is "Expected to transition into a new role within the organization. The team will begin a search for a new GM."
Sources: #Packers GM Ted Thompson is expected to transition into a new role within the organization. The team will begin a search for a new GM. Bombshell.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 1, 2018
There are a number of internal candidates expected to be in line for the position, including Eliot Wolf. Team President Mark Murphy will define new roles for current members of the front office.
Ted Thompson will not return as the GM of the Green Bay Packers but will remain with the team. The front office will go through a reorganization with team president Mark Murphy defining new roles for current members of front office, per league and team sources.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) January 1, 2018
Thompson has been the Packers GM since 2005, and was responsible for the drafting of Aaron Rodgers that season.