Interesting read https://www.forbes.com/sites/robreischel/2018/12/27/packers-gm-brian-gutekunst-has-been-remarkabky-average-in-year-1/#73eceb736a67
Read the rest at the linked story. Gute hasn't really bowled me over at all, granted Murphy has him ham strung but I see a lot of TT style in BG.During his first year as Green Bay’s general manager, Ron Wolf traded for Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre.
In Ted Thompson’s rookie season as Packers’ G.M., he drafted probable Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Pro Bowl safety Nick Collins.
Things haven’t gone quite as well in Brian Gutekunst’s first 12 months on the job.
Gutekunst, who was named Green Bay’s GM on Jan. 8, hasn’t been terrible, mind you. But he hasn't excelled either.
And coming off a 7-9 season in 2017 with an unexceptional roster, the Packers needed brilliance from Gutekunst — not mediocrity. Instead, Gutekunst has been extremely average, which is one reason the Packers are 6-8-1 and guaranteed a second straight losing season for the first time in 27 years.
Here’s a look at how Gutekunst has fared in the various categories of roster building in his first year: