Brian Gutekunst

Players & Coaches

Unsigned Lazard Faces Deadline

General manager Brian Gutekunst placed a second-round tender worth $3.986 million on restricted free agent Allen Lazard on Mar. 15, and while the veteran wide receiver still hasn’t signed the tender, the status quo won’t last for much longer. If Lazard doesn’t put pen to paper by June 15, Green Bay can cut his salary […]

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If I Were The GM: 2022 Draft

I hate when people say they would’ve drafted this guy instead of that guy a year or two after the fact. It’s too easy. So I decided to choose along with GM Brian Gutekunst and make my selections right before he made his. Here were my picks: Round 1 – I desperately wanted to pick […]

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Offense Thrived Post-Sharpe

Sterling Sharpe and Davante Adams left Green Bay under very different circumstances, but aside from the reason for their exits, the situations between then and now are eerily similar. Both players were 29 years old. Both players were coming off seasons that saw them catch over 90 passes and score more than 10 TDs. Both […]

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Gutekunst Needs To Be Bold

Brian Gutekunst has been more aggressive than Ted Thompson since taking over as general manager from his longtime colleague in 2018. He spent nearly $200 million on free agents three years ago, and he’s been more willing to acquire veterans during the season. But Gutekunst hasn’t been nearly as bold as Ron Wolf, the Hall […]

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King Aaron Ruling Over Packers

As the football world anxiously awaits Aaron Rodgers’ decision, it’s impossible to know just how much influence the back-to-back MVP currently wields in the Packers’ organization. But it’s safe to say he’s more powerful than ever before. Last summer, the Packers had all the leverage in their negotiations with Rodgers. He was under contract for […]

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If I Were The GM: 2022 Offseason

I‘ll preface what’s next by saying it’s a heck of a lot easier making decisions when there are no ramifications. Unlike the people who work for the Green Bay Packers, my life isn’t affected by how many games the team wins or loses in any given year. With that out of the way, here’s what […]

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Keeping 12 Would Be Ultimate ‘All-In’ Move

Green Bay has never come close to going “all-in” to the extent the Super Bowl champion Los Angles Rams did this past season, but if team president/CEO Mark Murphy and general manager Brian Gutekunst decide to extend quarterback Aaron Rodgers in the next couple of weeks, the Packers would be redefining what that popular hyphenated […]

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Thursday Thoughts: Good Company

Nobody is tuning in to this year’s Winter Olympics, and it’s really not a surprise. Aside from hockey, skiing, figure skating, and maybe speed skating, there’s not much to watch. Ice dancing? Biathlon? Curling? Luge? Sure, snowboarding and freestyle skiing are kinda cool, but is that demographic sitting in front of the television at 8 […]

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Smart GMs Find Good QBs

Many fans don’t want to trade Aaron Rodgers because they’re deathly afraid of the Packers becoming one of those sad-sack franchises that can’t find a quarterback for decades. Hell, the Packers were one of those sad-sack franchises from the time Bart Starr retired in 1970 until Brett Favre arrived via a trade with the Falcons […]

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Thursday Thoughts: No Deal

Whatever’s left of the Packers coaching staff will lead the NFC in the Pro Bowl on Sunday. That usually means a week in Hawaii and an opportunity to recruit some soon-to-be free agents. Unfortunately, this year’s game is in Las Vegas, and Green Bay is approximately $50 million over the 2022 salary cap, meaning they’ll […]

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