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Packers promoting Gutekunst to be next GM

08 January 2018

He was promoted to director of player personnel for the Packers back in March of 2016 and has spent almost two decades in the team's front office.

Gutekunst has been Green Bay's player personnel director for almost two years, though he has been with the Packers' player personnel department for almost two decades.

The Green Bay Packers will continue interviews with top internal candidates to replace general manager Ted Thompson on Friday.

When Mark Murphy offered the position to Gutekunst on Sunday, Gutekunst was in Houston on his way to interview for the Texans GM job.

Multiple reports confirm as much, with both Albert Breer of and Adam Schefter of ESPN reporting that the contract is for five years. He spent his first 13 seasons as a college scout. Green Bay reached the postseason every year from 2009-16 - one season shy of the National Football League record - before having that string snapped after this year's 7-9 campaign.

The Packers are believed to have interviewed fellow in-house candidates, Eliot Wolf (director of football operations) and Russ Ball (president of football administration/finance), last week prior to the decision to promote Gutekunst.

Also of interest here is this means good things for Mike McCarthy. He's been the Director of Player Personnel the last two seasons.

Packers promoting Gutekunst to be next GM