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Sizing Up GM Candidates

Longtime general manager Ted Thompson will transition into a new role, and the search for his replacement will begin immediately. There would appear to be three strong internal candidates for the job, as well as one from the outside. The following is a brief look at the four men, one of whom will likely be

Who’ll Be GM A Year From Now?

General manager Ted Thompson’s contract expires after the 2018 NFL Draft, so the next 10 months should be filled with rumors as to who’ll be running the team a year from now. Here’s my list of possibilities, from most likely to least likely: TED THOMPSON – Assuming both his health and his team remain good, it’s

Give Tip Of The Cap To Pack

According to ESPN, Green Bay ranks 31st in guaranteed money given to players signed in 2016. Their total of $14.7 million pales in comparison to the $280M doled out by the Eagles. One reason the Packers’ number is so low is GM Ted Thompson’s aversion to signing other team’s free agents, but that’s hardly the only

Could Ball Be Next GM?

While director of football operations Eliot Wolf would appear to be the top candidate to eventually replace Ted Thompson, it would be a mistake to dismiss Russ Ball’s chances of being Green Bay’s next general manager. The team’s current Vice President of Football Administration/Player Finance is highly regarded by Thompson, president Mark Murphy, and perhaps most importantly,