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Cheese Curds, 7/26: Packers are keeping the brain trust together

Given the team’s recent success, it’s no surprise that the Packers are extending the contracts of their head coach, GM, and primary contract negotiator.

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When you’ve won 13 games in three consecutive seasons, there’s no reason to even think about breaking up the band.

The Green Bay Packers are locking up their power trio of decision-makers for the foreseeable future. Matt LaFleur, Brian Gutekunst, and Russ Ball have all been crucial components of the Packers’ success over the past three years, and fans of the team can rest easy knowing that all of them have signed new contract extensions to keep them around for some time to come.

Murphy was oddly evasive when asked about the trio’s contract status during the shareholders meeting on Monday, but news of the extensions broke shortly after the meeting concluded. While the Packers do not publicly disclose the terms of their contracts with individuals in the front office or the coaching staff, these deals will surely extend out for some time beyond 2022.

With that item crossed off the Packers’ to-do list, it should be full speed ahead to training camp, which kicks off on Wednesday.

Green Bay Packers extend contracts of head coach Matt LaFleur, general manager Brian Gutekunst, executive VP Russ Ball | ESPN
The Packers are keeping the brain trust around, extending the three biggest non-Mark Murphy/non-player names in the organization.

Mark Murphy speaks at Packers shareholders meeting: Here’s what you missed | Packers Wire
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Raising Cane’s founder to buy Mega Millions tickets for all employees | FOX 10 Phoenix
That's an interesting way to boost morale, but something tells me employees would appreciate a bump in their pay rate a bit more.