Packers continue GM interviews with top internal candidate Friday

Arnold Nichols
January 8, 2018

According to, the Packers are promoting Brian Gutekunst to the position of general manager.

Gutekunst is received a five-year deal. Gutekunst wanted the Packers' job and the organization didn't want to chance losing him. He also spent time in the scouting departments with the New Orleans Saints and Kansas City Chiefs.

By hiring Gutekunst, Murphy passed over Russ Ball, the team's Vice-President of Football Operations/Player Finance and Eliot Wolf, the son of former GM Ron Wolf, now the team's Director of Football Operations.

Stay with News 3 and Channel 3000 for updates to this story. The Houston Texans flew him in Saturday and planned to interview him for their vacancy on Sunday, but he took the job in Green Bay instead.

They swung for the fences first by requesting to interview Seattle Seahawks GM John Schneider, but they were turned down.

After 13 years, Green Bays' general manager Ted Thompson stepped down from the position on Tuesday and reports immediately began to surface regarding the Packers' interest in Schneider. Gutekunst reportedly beat out two other internal candidates for the title.

Gutekunst may not have been the Packers' first choice. By hiring Gutekunst, Green Bay is likely sticking with McCarthy for another season.

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