No one wants to be the San Francisco 49ers general manager. Green Bay Packers director of player personnel Brian Gutekunst withdrew his name from consideration on Friday, despite reportedly being the leading candidate.
This comes a day after Packers director of football operations Eliot Wolf withdrew from consideration.
Like Wolf, Gutekunst also reportedly got a raise to remain with the Packers. That same scenario played out for both executives just last year, even though they weren’t allowed to interview with another team.
The the interview the 49ers marks the first time the Packers have allowed either executive to interview with another team. In the end, the result was the same — give them more money and they’ll stay in Green Bay.
We probably don’t need to note that a dollar goes a lot farther in northeast Wisconsin than it does in northern California.
At this point, it looks like the Packers’ front office will remain intact for 2017. That is, pending the big question about general manager Ted Thompson.
Great. We can have a front office that continues to make bad decisions
Buck up Kato, you still got Fat Mike. So there’s that, which is nice. After all, McCarthy can overcome a lot of Thompson’s mistakes, right? Right?? LOL!
It would have been a bad decision for Brian or any executive to take the 49er job. Meddling owner and coach who you have to report to equals disaster waiting to happen.
What kind of GM would want a gig where they had no say in the coaching hires? Desperate? Stupid? Both?