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Brian Gutekunst

General Manager

Biography

  • Named the Packers' 10th general manager in team history on Jan. 8, 2018.
  • Built a roster that led Green Bay to a 13-3 record on its way to an NFC North crown, the No. 2 seed in the NFC and an appearance in the NFC Championship Game in 2019. 
  • His roster additions helped the Packers produce their biggest one-year win improvement in club history (plus-seven wins) in 2019, with 12 of 22 starters in the NFC Championship Game having been acquired by him in just two seasons. Overall, 35 of the 53 players on the roster for the NFC title game were his acquisitions.
  • Signed one of the most impactful free-agent classes in team history in 2019 (S Adrian Amos, LB Preston Smith, LB Za'Darius Smith and G/T Billy Turner) as all four players started every game, while Za'Darius Smith was named to the Pro Bowl and Preston Smith and Amos were named Pro Bowl alternates.
  • In his first two seasons, signed or drafted five players (CB Jaire Alexander, Amos, Preston Smith, Za'Darius Smith and FB Danny Vitale) that were named to the Pro Bowl or were selected as Pro Bowl alternates.
  • His first two drafts (2018-19) as Green Bay's general manager featured three players (Alexander, G Elgton Jenkins and S Darnell Savage) named to the PFWA All-Rookie team, one of only six NFL clubs to place three-plus offensive/defensive players on the All-Rookie teams in 2018-19.
  • Served as the Packers' director of player personnel for two seasons (2016-17), after working as Green Bay's director of college scouting for four seasons (2012-15). 
  • First joined the Packers in 1997 as a scouting intern before being hired full time in December 1998 as the East Coast scout; spent one year as a scouting assistant with the Kansas City Chiefs in 1998.
  • Played two years of college football for the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He then became an assistant coach for the team during his final two years at the school (1995-96) after a shoulder injury cut short his playing career.

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