Ted Thompson out as Packers GM

Dec 31 2017 Detroit MI USA Green Bay Packers wide receiver Michael Clark walks off the field with his team after a turnover by quarterback Brett Hundley during the first quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit Raj

In that time he drafted Aaron Rodgers and guided the Packers to a Super Bowl title in 2011.

But Thompson, who rarely speaks with reporters during the season, had given no public indication - dating back to his weekly training-camp press conferences - that he was contemplating giving up the GM job.

As a result, as reported by Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Packers are now in the market for a new general manager.

Two NFC North coaches were among the ones who lost their jobs on "Black Monday", the day after the regular season where coaching changes are often made by teams. Team president Mark Murphy is tasked with assigning new responsibilities to current members of the front office, according to Mortensen.

Internally, director of football operations Eliot Wolf's name will emerge, even though there has been a sense lately that he may end up moving on before he gets the chance to move up. Wolf has been with the team since 2004 and is evidently the favorite as the next-in-line general manager. There isn't expected to be an oblong power structure between any of the candidates. They also fired defensive coordinator Dom Capers.

Capers has been defensive coordinator since 2009. Ball, the Packers chief contract negotiator, took on many of Thompson's administrative duties.

But without the cologne of Rodgers for Capers" "D' this season, the Packers' first ending without a playoff berth since 2008, McCarthy ultimately decided it's time to expect more from this perpetually underperforming unit. His success during his stint with the team can not and shouldn't be overlooked by any means.

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