Packers reportedly gave Mike McCarthy 1-year extension during season

Packers reportedly gave Mike McCarthy 1-year extension during season

Packers reportedly gave Mike McCarthy 1-year extension during season

With the Packers stumbling to a 7-9 record this season when Rodgers broke his collarbone in mid-October, the team missed the playoffs for the first time in nine years. McKenzie and Schneider, however, are general managers with the Raiders and Seahawks, respectively, and the Packers likely would have to make a trade if they wanted one of those candidates.

More importantly, the one-year extension ensures McCarthy won't go into next season as a lame duck coach.

Ted Thompson has been with the team since 1992-save for a four-year spell in Seattle-and he served as the team's general manager from 2005 until today, when he was reassigned within the organization, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Thompson fired Sherman at the end of 2005 and hired Mike McCarthy.

Packers president Mark Murphy is expected to address the GM situation on Tuesday.

Mike McCarthy has secured another season Green Bay. 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.

A former linebacker for the Houston Oilers, Thompson broke into scouting with the Packers under Hall of Fame GM Ron Wolf in 1992. Several front-runners include Russ Ball, Packers VP of football administration, Director of Football Operations Eliot Wolf or Director of Player Personnel Brian Gutekunst.

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