Green Bay (7-6) is looking to keep its playoff hopes alive with Rodgers playing in his first game since October 15.
ESPN reporter and Cover 2 contributor Rob Demovsky reports that the team gave McCarthy an extension during the season, keeping him under contract through 2019. It appears the Packers wanted to keep the deal under wraps until the offseason.
Ian Rapoport, National Insider for NFL Network and NFL.com, tweeted on Monday, January 1st Green Bay Packers GM Ted Thompson is expected to transition into a new role within the organization. He replaced Mike Sherman as GM for the Packers in 2005. His forthcoming firing seemed certain yesterday after head coach Mike McCarthy refused to talk about Capers's future with the team shortly after letting the Lions score 35. Together, they won Super Bowl XLV, the Packers' first title since Super Bowl XXXI. Thompson has been the GM since 2005 when he made Aaron Rodgers his first pick as the head man. As is custom, the team will reportedly review several internal candidates.
Packers president Mark Murphy will begin the search for a new general manager. Beginning with the son of Thompson's mentor, Ron Wolf.
In 2005, the Packers extended the contract of coach Mike Sherman for two years after Thompson was hired as general manager.