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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 has led Green Bay to consecutive 13-3 records the last two seasons with a pair of NFC North titles and the NFC's No. 1 seed in 2020. It marked just the second time in team history that the Packers won 13-plus games in back-to-back seasons (13-3 in 1996 and 1997). 
  • His roster additions helped lead the Packers' 13-win improvement over Green Bay's previous two seasons (13 wins in 2017-18), the biggest two-season win improvement in franchise history, eclipsing the previous mark in 1959-60 (15 victories after the Packers won four games in 1957-58).
  • 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 in 2019. Za'Darius Smith was named to the Pro Bowl in 2019 and 2020 and garnered second-team All-Pro honors from The Associated Press last season, while Preston Smith and Amos were named Pro Bowl alternates in 2019.
  • Has signed or drafted six players that have earned AP All-Pro honors, were named to the Pro Bowl or were selected as Pro Bowl alternates. 
  • His first pick as Packers general manager, CB Jaire Alexander, earned a spot on the All-Rookie team in 2018 and in 2020 he was named to the Pro Bowl while also earning second-team AP All-Pro honors. 
  • 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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