Packers Official Refutes Rumors of President Mark Murphy's Departure

Don't worry, Mark Murphy will be looking to win a few more of these in Green Bay. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

By now, you've probably heard rumblings about Green Bay Packers President Mark Murphy and the rumors that he is being linked to the open athletic director position at Stanford University. At first, I was legitimately concerned. Stanford is a highly prestigious university, has excellent athletic programs and a great deal of money available to spend, and could indeed prove to be an attractive opportunity for Murphy, who has already helped guide the Packers to a Super Bowl title.

Fellow Packers fans, let's all take a deep breath. A source within the Packers organization has refuted any impending move by Murphy. Director of Public Relations Aaron Popkey emailed with Jason Wilde today, who reported Popkey's response earlier today:

Mark’s at an NFL meeting and not available today. With regard to the speculation, it’s simply just that. There’s no basis to it.

Yes, Stanford's job would be a step up from the athletic director position at Northwestern University, which was Murphy's job before taking his current position in Green Bay in 2007. Yes, Murphy reportedly applied for the Stanford job in 2006. However, he's currently in charge of one of the most prestigious professional teams in all of sports and has an astronomical approval rating among Packers fans - you know, the people who actually own the team. Even if the Cardinal exert all their resources in an effort to lure Murphy, it appears that he will remain the big cheese in Northeastern Wisconsin.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Acme Packing Company

You must be a member of Acme Packing Company to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Acme Packing Company. You should read them.

Join Acme Packing Company

You must be a member of Acme Packing Company to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Acme Packing Company. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker