Packers extend Thompson's contract

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.

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.

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