Packers to name Gutekunst new GM

Reports: Packers promote Gutekunst to GM

He was promoted to director of player personnel for the Packers back in March of 2016 and has spent almost two decades in the team's front office.

The 44-year old has been the Director of Player Personnel since March 2016, but he has been with the team for 19 season in the player personnel department.

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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. 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. 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. He spent his first 13 seasons as a college scout.

The San Francisco 49ers previously courted Gutekunst as a general manager candidate last offseason.

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Gutekunst may not have been the Packers' first choice. One of the rumors was that Green Bay could have Gutekunst split the GM role with Russ Ball. Schneider, a Wisconsin native, was the director of football operations for the Packers before being hired by the Seahawks in 2010.

Green Bay (7-9) finished with a losing record and out of the playoffs for the first time since 2008.

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