Former Packers GM, Atlanta Rabbit Ted Thompson dead at 68

Former Packers GM, Atlanta Rabbit Ted Thompson dead at 68
Ted Thompson (Source: WBAY)

GREEN BAY, Wis. (KLTV/WBAY) - Green Bay Packers Head Coach Matt LaFleur has confirmed the passing of former general manager Ted Thompson.

During his Thursday media briefing, LaFleur commented on Thompson’s impact on the current Packers team. Thompson drafted Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams.

Thompson played high school sports for Atlanta, Texas, in the 1970s. He was inducted into the Atlanta Athletics Hall of Fame in 2020.

Ted Thompson was named Packers GM in 2005. Under his leadership, the Packers made nine playoff appearances and won Super Bowl XLV.

The team transitioned him out of the position in 2017 after the Packers finished the season 7-9.

Thompson’s first draft pick as Packers GM was future NFL Hall of Fame QB Aaron Rodgers. Action 2 Sports reporter Dave Schroeder says all four Packers first team All-Pro players were drafted by Thompson--Rodgers, Davante Adams, David Bakhtiari, and Corey Linsley.

Thompson was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 2019.

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