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01/16/2018

Brian Gutekunst

Gutekunst To Face Big Challenges

There’s no better job than being the general manager of the Green Bay Packers. There’s also no tougher job, and that’s something Brian Willis Gutekunst will find out in the days, weeks, months and years ahead. The following is a quick look at five of the biggest challenges that lie ahead for the new leader of

Sizing Up GM Candidates

Longtime general manager Ted Thompson will transition into a new role, and the search for his replacement will begin immediately. There would appear to be three strong internal candidates for the job, as well as one from the outside. The following is a brief look at the four men, one of whom will likely be

Who’ll Be GM A Year From Now?

General manager Ted Thompson’s contract expires after the 2018 NFL Draft, so the next 10 months should be filled with rumors as to who’ll be running the team a year from now. Here’s my list of possibilities, from most likely to least likely: TED THOMPSON – Assuming both his health and his team remain good, it’s

Front Office Remains Intact

Director of Football Operations Eliot Wolf and director of player personnel Brian Gutekunst will remain in Green Bay for at least one more year. That’s because the two highly regarded front office executives removed their names from consideration for the GM job in San Francisco and signed new deals with the Packers. So while ultimately nothing

49ers Eye Wolf, Gutekunst

According to reports, director-football operations Eliot Wolf and director of player personnel Brian Gutekunst will interview this week for the GM job with the 49ers. Considering the success of former Packers front office executives John Schneider (Seattle), John Dorsey (Kansas City), Reggie McKenzie (Oakland) and to a lesser extent Scot McCloughan (Washington), it’s no surprise

Green Bay’s ‘Other’ Top Young Exec

Almost every story about hot general manager candidates mentions Eliot Wolf. That makes perfect sense since Green Bay’s director of football operations has a good resume and an even better last name. But any team looking to poach someone from the Packers’ front office would be wise to also consider Brian Gutekunst. The 42-year-old Gutekunst,