Ted Thompson, 68, GM when Packers won last Super Bowl, dies
Thompson was Packers general manager from 2005-17 and drafted many notable players on the current roster, including two-time MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer, File)GREEN BAY, Wis. – Ted Thompson, whose 13-year run as Green Bay Packers general manager included their 2010 Super Bowl championship season, has died. Mike Sherman had been working as Packers coach and general manager up to that point. With Thompson as general manager, the Packers made eight consecutive playoff appearances from 2009-16, including the Super Bowl championship season in 2010. Gutekunst, who had been working with Thompson as player personnel director, was promoted to general manager and remains in that position.
NFL, TV partners navigating pandemic and future rights deals
In a year in which few things are normal, there will be some familiar things about NFL broadcasts this season. They have been gathering multi-channel surround audio recordings from every NFL stadium for use in their productions over the past four seasons. Dont doubt the NFL is going to use this as leverage.PRESEASON MAKEUPS: The league will allow stations that have preseason broadcast rights with teams to re-air regular-season games in their markets. Usually, replays are only available on NFL Network or NFL Game Pass. The biggest change in the upcoming rights deals could be Monday nights returning to ABC and ESPN going for the Thursday night games.
Ex-NFL wideout Greg Jennings says Cowboys will win a Super Bowl under new coach Mike McCarthy
"He's a really good coach, knows how to relate to players, knows how to give them their freedom, but hold them accountable." McCarthy, who became the ninth head coach in franchise history, has an overall coaching record of 125-77-2. Jennings, who played wide receiver for the Packers under McCarthy from 2006-12, helping the team win Super Bowl XLV, said the Cowboys' receivers would love playing for his former coach as he is known for getting his top players involved. "It's not like he's going into a situation where he's going to have to rebuild. Former National Football League wideout Greg Jennings said the Dallas Cowboys' hire of Mike McCarthy would produce Super Bowl results before this new partnership ends.cnbc.com