Packers extend Ted Thompson's deal

Updated: February 11, 2011, 7:19 PM ET
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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers have signed general manager Ted Thompson to a multiyear extension.

The 58-year-old Thompson took over as general manager in 2005. The Packers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 on Sunday to win the Super Bowl, just the second time a No. 6 seed has accomplished the feat.

"This is a great organization and I am very humbled and appreciative," Thompson said in a statement. "Green Bay is a special place and I am honored to work with such a great group of people that have all contributed to our success."

Thompson's old deal went through the 2012 season.

Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy says Friday the organization is thrilled to keep Thompson after working on and reaching an agreement on a new contract in December.

"[Thompson] has done an outstanding job of building this team," Murphy said in a statement. "We worked on this and reached an agreement in December, and we are pleased to be able to make the announcement today."

Of Green Bay's 53 active players against Pittsburgh, 49 were acquired by Thompson, including 26 through the draft.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.