Demovsky: Packers signed McCarthy to contract extension through 2019

Sheri Evans
January 3, 2018

Green Bay missed the playoffs this season for the first time since 2009, finishing with a (7-9) record and 3rd place in the NFC North.

While McCarthy should be safe for next season, change is engulfing the franchise.

McCarthy certainly brings some stability to Green Bay, especially with the firing of defensive coordinator Dom Capers earlier this week and Ted Thompson leaving his post as general manager. McKenzie and Schneider, however, are general managers with the Raiders and Seahawks, respectively, and the Packers likely would have to make a trade if they wanted one of those candidates.

The Packers' Super Bowl victory in 2010 marked the highlight of Thompson's 13-year tenure.

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Coach Mike McCarthy received a one-year contract extension during this past season, sources told ESPN.

However, Thompson's last few years drafting have not been great and he has not given Rodgers the help on either side of the ball that he needs to win more championships. He replaced Mike Sherman as GM for the Packers in 2005. Eliot Wolf, Ron Wolf's son and Director of Football Operations for the Packers, has been seen by many as an heir apparent to Thompson.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the long-time GM will move to a new role in the organization and the team could have a new general manager for the first time since 2005.

Other reports by TheSundaySentinel

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