Packers promote Brian Gutekunst to general manager

Report: Packers Will Name Director Of Player Personnel Brian Gutekunst Next GM
Packers promote Brian Gutekunst to general manager

08 January, 2018

One of the rumors was that Green Bay could have Gutekunst split the GM role with Russ Ball.

Brian Gutekunst, current director of player personnel, will fill the GM role previously held by Ted Thompson, according to National Football League reporter Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero.

The Green Bay Packers couldn't seem to get any external candidates to interview for their vacant general manager job, so they went with an in-house candidate.

Brian Gutekunst was in demand elsewhere.

It didn't take all that long for the Green Bay Packers to find Ted Thompson's replacement as general manager.

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Saturday morning NFL's Ian Rapoport tweeted Green Bay had requested an interview with Schneider but was denied.

Gutekunst has been with the Packers since 1998, when he joined the club as a college scout. NFL Network reports he was also being considered for similar jobs in Houston and was there for an interview when the Packers made their offer.

That's good news for Mike McCarthy, who reportedly isn't in good graces with Ball and could've been out as the Packers' head coach if Ball was named GM.

Gutekunst has spent 19 years working in the Packers' personnel department. He was promoted to director of player personnel for the Packers back in March of 2016 and has spent almost two decades in the team's front office.

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