According to Rapoport, Gutekunst signed a five-year deal.
By hiring Gutekunst, Murphy passed over Russ Ball, the team's Vice-President of Football Operations/Player Finance and Eliot Wolf, the son of former GM Ron Wolf, now the team's Director of Football Operations. He was promoted to his current position two years ago.
They swung for the fences first by requesting to interview Seattle Seahawks GM John Schneider, but they were turned down. NFL Network reports he was also being considered for similar jobs in Houston and was there for an interview when the Packers made their offer.
Gutekunst will be entering his 20th season with the Packers. After his injury, spent two seasons as an assistant coach for UW-La Crosse.More news: LaVar Ball: Lakers 'don't want to play' for coach Luke Walton
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Gutekunst has been with the organization for 19 years, rising up the ranks from college scout.
Gutekunst interviewed for the San Francisco 49ers' GM job a year ago and was a finalist before withdrawing from consideration before the team hired FOX Sports TV analyst and former National Football League safety John Lynch.
That's good news for Mike McCarthy, who reportedly isn't in good graces with Ball and could've been out as the Packers' head coach if Ball was named GM.
By hiring Gutekunst instead of Ball, whom many saw as the odds-on favorite to get the job, the Packers opted to hire a candidate whose background is in player personnel.