After all, Gutekunst has spent the past 14 years working under Thompson in the front office.
After all, Wolf's 35-year-old son, Eliot, also interviewed for the position to succeed Ted Thompson. He returned to the Packers as a college scout on December 30, 1998, when he was hired by then-general manager and Hall of Famer Ron Wolf.
Gutekunst spent the last two seasons as the director of player personnel after spending 17 seasons in the team's scouting department.More news: Canada's Jobless Rate Falls in December to Four-Decade Low
The biggest change will be that Gutekunst, Ball and head coach Mike McCarthy will all report directly to Murphy. He could not leave for any job other than general manager, although ESPN reported that Browns general manager John Dorsey, who is a former Packers personnel executive, planned to pursue Wolf.
With a new head coach coming in, the coaching staff that is now employed by the Indianapolis Colts will likely begin to make their way out and find new places to coach. The only catch to Fangio is that his contract does not expire until Tuesday morning, so if the Packers are in fact interested, they will have to wait until tomorrow to interview him, assuming he doesn't become the Bears head coach in the meantime. The first departure since Chuck Pagano's firing came yesterday when wide receivers coach Jim Hostler agreed to join the Green Bay Packers' coaching staff.
The Packers fell to 7-9 in an injury-plagued 2017 season, finishing with a losing record and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2008. In his place returns ex-Miami Head Coach Joe Philbin, who was the offensive coordinator in Green Bay from 2007-2011. Green Bay also lost offensive coordinator Edgar Bennett, quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt and receivers coach Luke Getsy.