Ted Thompson, age 68, passed away on January 20, 2021, in Atlanta, TX. He was January 17, 1953, in Alanta, TX, to Elta Thompson and Jimmy Thompson. He was a graduate Southern Methodist University, and Atlanta ISD High School.
He was an American professional football player and executive in the National Football League (NFL). He was the general manager of the Green Bay Packers from 2005 to 2017. Thompson had a 10-year playing career in the NFL as a linebacker and special teams player with the Houston Oilers from 1975 to 1984.
Thompson first worked for the Packers organization from 1992 to 1999, first as assistant director of pro personnel, then their director of pro personnel from 1993 to 1997 and their director of player personnel from 1997 to 1999. He then served with the Seattle Seahawks as their vice president of operations from 2000 to 2004. He returned to Green Bay on January 14, 2005, being named their general manager by former Packers president and CEO Bob Harlan. Over his career, Thompson won two Super Bowl titles, XXXI in 1997 and XLV in 2011. In May 2019, Thompson revealed that he had been suffering from an autonomic disorder, and that was why he would no longer be leading the Packers’ football operations.