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12/09/2018

Eliot Wolf

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

Notes: Money For Nothing

Richard Rodgers, along with center Corey Linsley, will see their base salaries get bumped from 696,000 to $1.838 million for next season because they qualified for the salary escalators available to players drafted in rounds 3 to 7. As it pertains to the fourth-year tight end from Cal, that might not be such great news.

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