Packers to Hire Gutekunst as GM

The Green Bay Packers are staying in-house to fill their General Manager role. Multiple reports said today (Sunday) that the team is promoting director of player personnel Brian Gutekunst to the GM role, replacing Ted Thompson. Gutekunst has spent the past 19 years in the Packers front office, and was a candidate for the General Manager openings in San Francisco and Buffalo this past offseason, but decided to remain in Green Bay. The Houston Chronicle reports Gutekunst was in Houston to interview for the Texans’ GM opening when he reached agreement with the Packers.