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Brian Gutekunst is Packers' New General Manager

Brian Gutekunst is Packers' New General Manager

Several outlets, including Rob Demovsky of ESPN and Ian Rappaport with the NFL Network reported Sunday afternoon Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy has made his choice and it's the team's current Director of Player Personnel.

It's unclear what the development means for Ball or Eliot Wolf, the director of football operations and, technically, a superior to Gutekunst. The Packers had interest in Seahawks general manager John Schneider, a Green Bay native, but the team's request to interview Schneider was denied. Gutekunst would replace Ted Thompson, who is transitioning to a senior advisory role in the front office. Green Bay submitted paperwork for permission to interview #Seahawks Super Bowl-winning GM John Schneider, I'm told.

Gutekunst has been with the organization for 19 years, rising up the ranks from college scout. Before that, he was Green Bay's director of college scouting from 2012 to 2015. After bouncing around the league (including a brief stint in Seattle), he returned to Green Bay in 2002 where he remained until he was named Seattle's general manager in 2010. Reports say the deal is for five years.

Schneider signed a new contract in the summer of 2016 that takes him through the 2021 season. Green Bay has yet to confirm the promotion.


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