Is Packers’ GM Ted Thompson Right After All (Part One)?

April 6, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Ironically, the most divisive person in the Packers' organization isn’t even a player: it's GM Ted Thompson. 
Fans are quick to take sides when it comes to Thompson; some hate him for running Brett Favre out of town, some love him for having the guts to let go of a future first ballot Hall of Famer and give Aaron Rodgers his chance. 
The other thing that fans are really divisive on is how Thompson drafts, namely to draft the best player available, trade down, and horde picks.  Fans argue that until the next Aaron Rodgers falls into the Packers’ lap, the team will be losing out on drafting “superstar” players since Thompson keeps trading down. A recent publication has just been published which shows that Ted Thompson maybe right after all.  

A publication entitled “The Loser’s Curse: Overconfidence vs. Market Efficiency in the National Football League Draft” (available here ) was recently published which anal...

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