Green Bay Packers promote Brian Gutekunst to general manager position


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. 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.

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. Most notably is the Packers at least showing some interest in former scout/personnel man turned Seahawks general manager John Schneider.

The Houston Chronicle first reported Sunday that Gutekunst had taken the job.

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Brian Gutekunst was in demand elsewhere. The other two were vice president of football administration Russ Ball and director of football operations Eliot Wolf. 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.

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.

Gutekunst has spent 19 years working in the Packers' personnel department.