A year ago, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said this exact scenario could come to fruition.
Mike McCarthy has secured another season Green Bay.
Another former Packers personnel executive, John Dorsey, is off the board after he was hired as the Browns general manager last month. McCarthy does have a Super Bowl win, as he and the Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers back in 2010. It was only the fourth time in Thompson's tenure Green Bay didn't reach the postseason. Thompson won two Super Bowls as GM of the Packers; he wasn't going to be kicked to the curb in typical National Football League fashion.
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It's a big change after one of the league's most successful teams missed the playoffs and finished with a losing record for the first time since 2008. That role has to be determined and a full GM search will be underway for the Pack. As is custom, the team will reportedly review several internal candidates. Beginning with the son of Thompson's mentor, Ron Wolf. Brian Gutenkunst is the team's Director of Player Personnel and Russ Ball is the Vice-President of Football Administration/Player Finance.
This news comes on the heels of reports that long-time defensive coordinator Dom Capers has also been let go, along with a few of his assistants: linebackers coach Scott McCurley and defensive line coach Mike Trgovac.