The Packers announced that their head coach Mike McCarthy signed a new multi-year contract. McCarthy, 50, had never been a head coach before Thompson hired him in 2006. He has a 93-53-1 record (including playoffs) in his nine seasons as coach and his win total ranks third in franchise history behind Curly Lambeau (212) and Vince Lombardi (98).
Although terms of the deal were not released, the Packers typically keep their coach and general manager signed for the same length of time. Thompson’s deal is believed to run through the 2018 season.
McCarthy and Thompson were previously under contract through the 2015 season, deals that were signed when the Packers won Super Bowl XLV. McCarthy’s last contract paid him more than $5 million per season.
“We are very happy to extend our relationship with Mike,” Thompson said in a statement. “Over the past nine years, he’s provided great stability and consistency to the Packers organization and our community as an excellent coach and leader. He’s a good man and we look forward to the future with Mike as our head coach.”