It appears the Packers wanted to keep the deal under wraps until the offseason.
There is nothing worse than a head coach going into the season on the final year of his contract.
This news comes from Rob Demovsky of ESPN, who reported Tuesday that McCarthy got a one-year extension at some point "during the season".
Thompson is expected to remain with the Packers in an advisory role, but the team will conduct a search for a new general manager. His first-ever draft pick was Rodgers. He replaced Mike Sherman as GM for the Packers in 2005. Thompson came in as the GM in 2005 and was responsible for drafting Aaron Rodgers and of course the Packers won a Super Bowl during his tenure in 2011. He stayed with the Packers until 2000, when he left to join former Packers coach Mike Holmgren with the Seahawks. Several front-runners include Russ Ball, Packers VP of football administration, Director of Football Operations Eliot Wolf or Director of Player Personnel Brian Gutekunst.
Thompson curtailed his scouting schedule in recent years following hip replacement surgery and delegated more authority to his deputies.
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.
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