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Ted Thompson Extension Details: Packers sign GM through 2018

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The Packers GM will remain in Green Bay through the 2018 season.

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When the news broke a little over a month ago that the Green Bay Packers had reached an agreement to extend general manager Ted Thompson's stay with the team, the only report as to the length of the extension was that it was "multi-year." Well, now we know exactly how many years.

According to a report from's Ian Rapoport, Thompson's new deal will keep him in Green Bay through the 2018 season.

Thompson has established himself as one the NFL's premier talent evaluators during his decade-long run with the Packers. In just his first year as GM, he landed franchise quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers would become the first of many pieces acquired through Thompson's draft and develop. Under Thompson's leadership, the team has endured just two losing seasons while registering six playoff appearances, three division crowns, two trips to the conference championship, and, of course, a ring in Super Bowl XLV.

Jason Hirschhorn covers the Green Bay Packers for Acme Packing Company. He also serves as an SB Nation Newsdesk Contributor and writes for Sports on Earth.