Packers to name Gutekunst new GM

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

The new Packers GM played two years of college football for the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse until a shoulder injury cut his college career short.

But that's a moot point now that the Packers have their man in Gutekunst, who had been Green Bay's director of player personnel since 2016 and has been in the Packers' organization since 1998.

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

The Houston Chronicle first reported Sunday that Gutekunst had taken the job. The Packers named Gutekunst the GM before another team could do it first.

Green Bay reached out to Seattle, according to reports, and requested an interview with Schneider, but were denied the opportunity by the Seahawks.

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. In addition to Gutekunst's promotion, another familiar face, Joe Philbin, is reportedly returning for a second stint under coach Mike McCarthy after serving as offensive coordinator from 2007-2011. He's been the Director of Player Personnel the last two seasons.

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