Silver: 49ers impressed with Wolf and Gutekunst interviews

Jan 8, 2017 at 11:21 AM--


According to Michael Silver of NFL Media, the San Francisco 49ers were impressed by Green Bay Packers executives Eliot Wolf and Brian Gutekunst. Both interviewed with the 49ers on Thursday.


Two of the 49ers' top choices to replace ex-general manager Trent Baalke were unavailable to interview. New England Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio declined to interview with the 49ers and a request to interview Kansas City director of football operations Chris Ballard was denied by the Chiefs.

Eliot Wolf, the son of former NFL general manager Ron Wolf, joined the Packers as a pro personnel assistant in 2004. He became assistant director of pro personnel in 2008 and assistant director of player personnel in 2011. In 2015, Wolf became the director of player personnel and in March of 2016, he was promoted to director of football operations with the Packers.

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Gutekunst is the Packers director of player personnel, a position he was promoted to at the same time as Wolf's latest promotion. He has been within the Packers' player personnel department for 18 years, serving as a scout and eventually the director of college scouting.

h/t to Patrick Tulini for the find.





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