Brian Gutekunst will be the Green Bay Packers next general manager, Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero of NFL.com have reported. The team’s director of player personnel will be promoted today at a news conference.
The 44-year-old Gutekunst will receive a five-year contract, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Gutekunst played and later coached for UW-LaCrosse in the mid-1990s.
The Packers announced last week that Ted Thompson would no longer be in charge of the team’s personnel department but would remain senior adviser to football operations. The Packers went 7-9 in 2017 and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2008, which was Aaron Rodgers’ first season as the starter.