Green Bay Packers: Ted Thompson Responsible for Success

December 30, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Ted Thompson replaced Mike Sherman as General Manager of the Green Bay Packers after the end of the 2004 season. Eight years later, Thompson is now one of the most respected and most accomplished front office officials in the NFL. The Packers have made the playoffs in four-consecutive seasons and have a Super Bowl because Thompson’s front office philosophies have worked. However, his philosophies were not the most popular early on.
Thompson began his tenure in Green Bay by drafting a young quarterback out of the University of California. Nobody expected Cal’s Aaron Rodgers to be drafted by a team like Green Bay.
The Packers already had a quarterback just removed from another playoff appearance. It made more sense to draft a player who would provide an instant impact at a position where the Packers were weak (secondary at the time). Thompson made the unpopular choice and took the young quarterback. He would eventually make another unpopular decision by picking youn...

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