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

How to pronounce name of new Packers GM Brian Gutekunst NFL Network's Ian Rapoport: Packers hire Brian Gutekunst as new GM
Cassandra Gardner | 08 January, 2018, 02:37

The 44-year-old will take over the role from Ted Thompson, who will remain as senior advisor to football operations with the Packers.

With Brian Gutekunst securing the job, only five days after it officially was open, Ball's candidacy has collapsed. 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.

Gutekunst was the team's director of player personnel, and had been courted by other organizations during GM searches.

He spent his first 13 seasons with the Packers as a college scout.

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He was also considered one of the frontrunners for the job with the San Francisco 49ers a year ago that eventually went to John Lynch. A promotion from within isn't surprising for Green Bay, but the team may have been interested in an outside hire before making 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.

The Packers have not officially announced a hiring. He was promoted to his current position two years ago.

Instead the Packers were forced to focus on in-house candidates, which meant they were going to focus on Gutekunst, Russ Ball and Eliot Wolf.

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