Packers announce new GM after major coaching and front office shakeups

Packers announce new GM after major coaching and front office shakeups

Team president Mark Murphy announced the promotions, as well a change in organizational structure.

Murphy said he is "confident" Gutekunst is the right choice to help the Packers win another Super Bowl.

Hall of Fame general manager Ron Wolf didn't sound as if he was in a celebratory mood after the Green Bay Packers named Brian Gutekunst as their new general manager. While Wolf has spent almost his entire life with the Packers, Gutekunst has been a bit of a hot commodity in recent years, almost becoming the 49ers' GM just last season before withdrawing his name from consideration after a promotion from Green Bay, and now being recently considered for the Houston Texans.

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The Packers said Monday that Gutekunst will have complete control over all roster decisions, including the draft and free agency. With that in mind, the head coach, General Manager and executive vice president/director of football operations will report to me moving forward.

Gutekunst has also experience working with coach Mike McCarthy, who received an extension during the season to put him under contract through 2019. While we have enjoyed a lot of success, we need to improve. "His salary-cap management and negotiating abilities are well known, but he has also provided tremendous leadership throughout football operations and served as a valuable liaison between the football and business sides of the organization". When a new head coach arrives, expect them to make changes to the coaching staff to better fit their offensive and defensive schemes.

The future of Eliot Wolf, the team's director of football operations, remains uncertain.

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