Packers: Top 5 priorities for general manager Brian Gutekunst this offseason

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What are the top five priorities for new Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst this offseason?

The offseason isn’t even two weeks old, but the Green Bay Packers have made a number of huge changes.

Dom Capers has been replaced by Mike Pettine as defensive coordinator. Joe Philbin is back as the team’s offensive coordinator, taking over from Edgar Bennett.

But the biggest change came at the top. The Ted Thompson era is over in Green Bay. Enter Brian Gutekunst. With almost two decades of experience with the Packers, he’s ready to step into the GM seat.

Gutekunst has been a key member of Thompson’s team for a number of years, but that doesn’t mean his philosophy will mirror that of his predecessor. Expect him to make more moves in free agency, while also being more available to the media.

Gutekunst aims to build a roster capable of launching the Packers back to the promised land. It’s been seven years since the team’s last trip to the Super Bowl, and he hopes to play a major role in landing a fifth Lombardi Trophy.

We’ve seen teams like the Rams and Eagles completely transform their success in a single offseason. The Packers aren’t a million miles away themselves, and a strong summer could make all the difference.

What are the top priorities for Gutekunst this offseason? How can he help fix the team’s biggest problems and make them an NFC heavyweight once more?