Latest Jets release proves why Packers GM Brian Gutekunst got it right again

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Regardless of what Pat McAfee says, Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst is proving why he is very good at his job.

Gutekunst already looks like a genius for his offseason work. He found instant contributors in the draft, like Jayden Reed, Luke Musgrave, and Lukas Van Ness, and late-round steals, like Dontayvion Wicks, Karl Brooks, and Carrington Valentine.

His bold decision to trade up for Jordan Love three years ago looks better by the week. Love is proving why he can be the team's future at quarterback.

But a general manager isn't only judged on the players they bring in, but also who they move on from. And Gutekunst continues to get proven right.

Jets move on from former Packers safety Adrian Amos

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported that the New York Jets have mutually agreed to release safety Adrian Amos.

Amos made only three starts for the Jets, limited to a backup role at safety.

Amos was one of several former Packers to sign with the Jets in the offseason, having spent the previous four years in Green Bay.

Gutekunst opted against offering Amos a new deal in free agency, instead moving on at the safety position. He got it right. It hasn't worked out for Amos in New York. Amos' replacement in Green Bay's secondary, Rudy Ford, has been outstanding, while rookie Anthony Johnson Jr. has shown starting potential.

Not a single former Packer has had a positive season in New York.

That doesn't include Aaron Rodgers, who tore his Achilles after four snaps. That's just awful luck. But Allen Lazard, Randall Cobb, Billy Turner, Amos, and even Tim Boyle have failed to make an impact for the Jets this season.

Many NFL analysts, including Pat McAfee, gave Gutekunst a hard time in the offseason while the Packers were working on trading Rodgers to the Jets.

But many of the moves made by Jets GM Joe Douglas have backfired in a big way this season, while Gutekunst put together one of the best offseasons in the league.

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