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09/24/2018

Brian Gutekunst

Another Draft, Another Corner

The first 13 picks couldn’t have worked out any better for the Packers on Thursday night in Arlington, Texas. With four quarterbacks and offensive tackle Mike McGlinchey selected in the top 9, new general manager Brian Gutekunst had his choice of either Virginia Tech’s 19-year-old linebacker Tremaine Edmunds or Florida State’s dynamic hybrid safety Derwin

Players, Not Plan, Failed Packers

Truth be told, Ted Thompson’s free agent strategy is his final year as the team’s general manager was excellent. He signed one second-tier free agent to a three-year contract worth $20 million, and a handful of lower-tier free agents to inexpensive short-term deals. What wasn’t excellent, however, was his choice of players. Former Pro Bowl tight

Q&A: Is Hundley Worth Keeping?

Unlike the United States Postal Service, Packers Notes delivers on Sundays – at least through August. Here are the first batch of letters from the offseason mailbag: Is there any point in bringing Brett Hundley back for another season? – Carl from Ohio Why wouldn’t you bring Hundley back? He obviously wasn’t good enough in

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