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.
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. The man replacing him will come from a similar mold, as the Packers made a decision to give in-house candidate Brian Gutekunst as their new general manager.
Gutekunst worked as director of player personnel in Green Bay under Ted Thompson for the last six seasons and was as rising candidate for multiple front-office jobs around the league.
Gutekunst played football at UW-La Crosse for two years, then became an assistant coach for the team after a shoulder injury cut his college career short.
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The move was likely spurred by the Houston Texans' interest in Gutekunst.
They swung for the fences first by requesting to interview Seattle Seahawks GM John Schneider, but they were turned down.
The #Packers are hiring Brian Gutekunst as their GM. Gutekunst has been in the Packers organization since the late 1990s first as a scout. He has also served as the Packers Director of College Scouting and most recently Director of Player Personnel since 2015.