Analysis of the Green Bay Packers’ decision to promote Brian Gutekunst to general manager dominates the Packers News Report.
Green Bay’s search for a new GM is over, with the report yesterday that Gutekunst was the chosen one.
And the decision has been met with positivity among fans and writers alike. Perhaps the fact Gutekunst drew interest from around the league shows just how highly regarded he is.
I posted a poll on the Lombardi Ave Twitter account on Sunday asking for a thumbs up or thumbs down.
I expected the majority to vote for a thumbs up, but it was far more one-sided than I imagined.
This positivity has been echoed around the internet. That’s the main focus of the Packers News Report.
Packers news and notes from around FanSided
Brian Gutekunst is the right choice for GM [Lombardi Ave]
I personally think Mark Murphy has made a good choice. Gutekunst and Eliot Wolf were my top two candidates. Of course, nobody can say for sure how his tenure will turn out. But Murphy can’t predict the future, he can only pick the most qualified person for the job. Gutekunst ticks all of the boxes.
Is it really time to release Clay Matthews? [Lombardi Ave]
Is Clay Matthews’ contract worth it? Should one of Gutekunst’s first decisions as general manager be to try and restructure Matthews’ deal, or even release him?
Draft profile: Iowa cornerback Joshua Jackson [Lombardi Ave]
With the new GM in place, we can begin looking ahead at draft prospects and how they might fit into Green Bay’s plans. Joe D’Aloisio spoke with draft analyst Dane Brugler about Iowa cornerback Joshua Jackson.
More Packers news and notes from around the internet
Brian Gutekunst an ‘outstanding hire’ as Packers’ new GM [PackersNews.com – Ryan Wood]
Packers hit ‘home run’ with Brian Gutekunst as GM, but questions linger [ESPN – Rob Demovsky]
Three priorities for Brian Gutekunst [The Power Sweep – Jon Meerdink]
New Packers GM faces big decisions in first offseason [Packers Wire – Zach Kruse]
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