By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
An official cause of death has not been announced yet. Thompson passed away just days after turning 68 on January 17th.
Thompson previously announced that he had autonomic disorder. This disease impacts the bodily functions of the person.
“Ted lived a life of true Christian humility in a world where it’s more common to proclaim one’s own greatness,” Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy said. “Those who knew him well admired his brilliance as a scout and his extraordinary ability to find players of good character. He was slyly funny and a loyal and true friend. We will all miss him very much and we send our deepest sympathy to his family who loved and supported him throughout his life.”
Thompson led the football operations from 2005 through 2017. However, he was employed by the Packers from 1992 through 2021.
After stepping down as GM, he had remained with the organization. He last served as the Senior Advisor to football operations.
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Before joining the Packers, he was an NFL player with the Houston Oilers. He played in the league from 1975 through 1984.
With the Packers, he won two Super Bowl Championships. One of the Super Bowl wins came during his tenure as a GM.
The Packers defeated the New England Patriots in a 35-21 at Louisiana Superdome on January 26, 1997, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Then, in Super Bowl XLV, the Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in a 31-25 win on February 6, 2011, at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
“Ted was a man of great character and integrity who cared deeply for his family and friends,” Current Packers GM Brian Gutekunst, who succeeded Thompson in 2018, said. “He was honest and hard-working. He valued his scouts and always did what he felt was right for the Packers organization. I learned a great deal from Ted and will always be appreciative of the opportunity he gave me.
“He was a football man and a scout’s scout, but more importantly, he was a very special person who will be greatly missed.”
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