The Green Bay Packers have promoted Eliot Wolf to director-football operations and Brian Gutekunst to director of player personnel.
Wolf is in his 13th season with the team and spent the past year as the director of player personnel after serving as the director of pro personnel for three years. He originally joined the Packers as a pro personnel assistant in 2004 and spent four seasons in that position.
Gutekunst, who is entering his 18th season with the Packers, has spent the past four years as the director of college scouting after previously working 11 seasons as a college scout in the Southeast region. Before joining the Packers full-time, he was a scouting assistant for the Kansas City Chiefs in 1998, a scouting intern for the Packers in the summer of 1997 and assisted the New Orleans Saints’ coaching staff in training camp in 1995.
Gutekunst played football for two years at UW-La Crosse and served as an assistant coach during his final two years at the school (1995-96) after a shoulder injury cut short his playing career.
There’s a good chance the promotions came as a result of other teams trying to interview both for potential GM roles around the league. Both are considered to be highly thought of around the NFL.