Packers hiring Brian Gutekunst as general manager

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Packers hiring Brian Gutekunst as general manager

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the deal is for five years for Gutekunst, who has been with the Packers for 19 years and was promoted to director of player personnel on March 21, 2016. He joined the Packers' full-time in 1998.

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.

Chances are that someone (perhaps Bob McGinn) will have a detailed story regarding things done behind the scenes to help Gutekunst get the job, and things that will happen behind the scenes now that the Packers have a new football boss. 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.

The Green Bay Packers are staying in house by replacing Ted Thompson as General Manager with 44 year old Brian Gutekunst. Green Bay has yet to confirm the promotion.

Green Bay's decision comes less than 24 hours after the Seattle Seahawks declined their request to interview GM John Schneider for the same position.

Gutekunst may be the Packers settling, but that doesn't mean it's a bad hire.

Thompson had been in charge of the Packers' football operation since 2005.

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