Packers promote Brian Gutekunst as new general manager

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick

The Green Bay Packers plan to name Brian Gutekunst as the new general manager, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. He will replace Ted Thompson, who previously served as the team's GM for 13 seasons before transitioning to a different role within the organization. The man replacing him will come from a similar mold, as the Packers made a decision to give in-house candidate Brian Gutekunst as their new general manager.

By hiring Gutekunst, Murphy passed over Russ Ball, the team's Vice-President of Football Operations/Player Finance and Eliot Wolf, the son of former GM Ron Wolf, now the team's Director of Football Operations.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll had also said last week that he expected Schneider to stay put saying "I'm convinced of that".




With Wolf and Ball being passed over, it wouldn't be stunning to see either or both leave to pursue other opportunities. He's been the Director of Player Personnel the last two seasons.

But how much are the Packers really changing? He was promoted to director of of college scouting in 2012 and director of player personnel in March of 2016. In addition to Gutekunst's promotion, another familiar face, Joe Philbin, is reportedly returning for a second stint under coach Mike McCarthy after serving as offensive coordinator from 2007-2011. And perhaps that's all the Packers truly need.

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