Murphy Announces McCarthy Extension

Rachel Hardy
January 3, 2018

The deal was never announced by the Packers, but it means McCarthy is now under contract through 2019.

More importantly, the one-year extension ensures McCarthy won't go into next season as a lame duck coach. As a result, there are expected to be a bevy of changes to the Packers' organization this offseason. He replaced Mike Sherman as GM for the Packers in 2005.

Coach Mike McCarthy received a one-year contract extension during this past season, sources told ESPN. Beginning with the son of Thompson's mentor, Ron Wolf.

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Ted Thompson worked as the former Vice President of Football Operations for the Seattle Seahawks from 1999 until 2005 when he left to be General Manager for the Green Bay Packers.

Thompson curtailed his scouting schedule in recent years following hip replacement surgery and delegated more authority to his deputies. As is custom, the team will reportedly review several internal candidates. If Ball gets the job, the Packers could pair one of their top scouts - Gutekunst, Wolf or Highsmith - with Ball. Because the publicly owned Packers don't have a traditional owner, Murphy is head of the seven-member executive committee.

Wilde reminds fans that the Packers gave former coach Mike Sherman an extension before he was sacked in 2005 by then newly hired GM Ted Thompson.

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