Packers Will Name Director Of Player Personnel Brian Gutekunst Next GM

As expected, Green Bay has promoted from within in hiring former director player of personnel Brian Gutekunst to fill the void left by Thompson's abdication of the position.

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.

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This comes after the 43-year-old Gutekunst interviewed for the Houston Texans' vacant GM job.

Schneider, a Wisconsin native, began his National Football League career with the Packers as a scout in 1993. Gutekunst reportedly beat out two other internal candidates for the title. He will replace Ted Thompson, who previously served as the team's GM for 13 seasons before transitioning to a different role within the organization. He withdrew his name from consideration late in the process and agreed to a new deal in Green Bay.

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Gutekunst has been with the Packers since 1999. The Packers had interest in Seahawks general manager John Schneider, a Green Bay native, but the team's request to interview Schneider was denied.

Packers president Mark Murphy and coach Mike McCarthy interviewed director of football operations Eliot Wolf on Thursday. He became the director of college scouting in 2012, and the director of player personnel in 2016.

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