NFL Network's Ian Rapoport: Packers hire Brian Gutekunst as new GM

Adjust Comment Print

The Packers tabbed director of player personnel Brian Gutekunst as their new general manager, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reported Sunday. The man replacing him will come from a similar mold, as the Packers chose to give in-house candidate Brian Gutekunst as their new general manager. He spent his first 13 years with the Packers as a regional college scout and from 2012-2015 he served as the director of college scouting.

Gutekunst just completed his 19th season in the team's player personnel department.

Gutekunst may not have been the Packers' first choice. He also spent time in the scouting departments with the New Orleans Saints and Kansas City Chiefs.

Sean Payton Takes Out The Broom As Saints Celebrate Sweep vs. Panthers
The Panthers' lone lead in the two regular season games came courtesy of a field goal at the start of the Week 3 matchup. Perhaps someone should take that broom and whack Payton over the head with it after he almost cost his team the game.

Freezing rain possible in Tri-Cities Friday. But we may get lucky
That's the real-world implications of a National Weather Service wind chill advisory , which will be in effect until 8 a.m. The precipitation was 0.4 inches of snow, pushing the January snowfall total up to 0.5 inches in the capital city.

Raiders to introduce Jon Gruden as head coach on Tuesday
The previous coach Jack Del Rio was sacked after the last game of the season, and Gruden is set to interview with them Monday. Owner Mark Davis hopes that will all change now that he has finally lured Gruden back for a second stint as the team's coach.

Gutekunst was one of several in-house candidates to replace Thompson as GM.

Green Bay reached out to Seattle, according to reports, and requested an interview with Schneider, but were denied the opportunity by the Seahawks. On defense, veteran coordinator Dom Capers was sacked after a season in which the unit failed to generate consistent pass rush and had to rely on inexperienced players at cornerback because of injuries and turnover. By hiring Gutekunst, Green Bay is likely sticking with McCarthy for another season. "I've done this job long enough, I wouldn't want the GM to hire me or partner with me if we don't fit together".

Comments