GREEN BAY - The Green Bay Packers made their search for a new general manager official Tuesday morning, announcing that Ted Thompson would move into a position as senior personnel adviser to football operations.
In the news release announcing the move, president Mark Murphy said:
“I want to thank Ted for his tireless efforts as the general manager of the Green Bay Packers for these past 13 seasons. Under his guidance, the Packers enjoyed a remarkable run of success, one that included our 13th world championship, four NFC Championship appearances and eight consecutive postseason berths.
“The organization, our fans and our community were fortunate to have had one of the NFL's all-time great general managers leading our football operations. On a personal note, Ted's work ethic, humility and loyalty are nearly unparalleled, and it has been one of the great honors of my life to work beside him.
“Fortunately, Ted will remain involved in our personnel department as we work to win another championship. We will begin an immediate search for the next general manager of the Green Bay Packers.”
Thompson, in the same news release, said it had been an honor to serve as general manager for the past 13 years.
“This is a special place and we've had some success along the way, but it's the relationships that I value most,” the statement read. “I've been fortunate to have worked with many dedicated people throughout the organization and I can't thank Mark Murphy, Mike McCarthy, the football-operations staff and our scouts enough for their friendship and support.
“Additionally, I want to thank every player that has stepped on the field for us. This is the players' game and I appreciate all the sacrifices they have made for the Packers. I look forward to supporting this team in my new role as we strive to win another championship.”
Murphy is scheduled to address the media on the GM search at a 1 p.m. news conference.
Stay tuned for updates.