Tuesday, 16 January, 2018

Packers to name Gutekunst new GM

Packers to name Gutekunst new GM Packers to name Gutekunst new GM
Isaac Mcdaniel | 08 January, 2018, 04:08

Green Bay has hired Brian Gutekunst as its new general manager, which will end rumors of the Packers being interested in Seahawks general manager John Schneider.

The Packers have had a busy offseason so far, with former GM Ted Thompson moving to a new role as senior advisor to football operations and coach Mike McCarthy getting a two-year extension. Gutekunst was in the running to replace Ted Thompson in Green Bay, so it can not be ruled out that he will be promoted to general manager. There are reports that Ball will stay on, working on contracts and cap matters, while Wolf sounds like he could be leaving Green Bay. Along with Gutekunst, they're highly respected in league circles and have been sought after for outside vacancies in recent seasons. He's been the Director of Player Personnel the last two seasons.

The Packers had several strong in-house candidates including Gutekunst.

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But how much are the Packers really changing? And McCarthy was very involved in the search to replace Thompson.

Gutekunst has been Green Bay's player personnel director for almost two years, though he has been with the Packers' player personnel department for almost two decades.

But it's clear, despite the turnover, that the Packers still dearly value continuity and familiarity, and some of these changes seem cosmetic in nature.

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