Packers' Wolf to interview for 49ers GM job
GREEN BAY – With the Green Bay Packers set to make an eighth straight playoff appearance, their front office remains a collection of talent attractive to teams across the NFL.
Director of football operations Eliot Wolf will interview this week for the vacant San Francisco 49ers general manager position, a league source confirmed to PackersNews' Pete Dougherty on Monday night. Wolf has been considered a potential general manager in waiting with the Packers.
Wolf's interview first was reported by USA TODAY Sports.
Wolf apparently won’t be the only Packers employee interviewing for the job. Brian Gutekunst, the Packers' director of player personnel, also will interview with the 49ers, according to an ESPN report.
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Both Wolf and Gutekunst were promoted to their current jobs in March.
Wolf, son of Hall of Fame Packers general manager Ron Wolf, has been a particularly fast riser in the industry. Only 34, Wolf has worked much of his life in the Packers' front office, starting as a pro personnel assistant following the 2003 season. Wolf spent the 2015 season as the Packers' director of player personnel, with three years as director of pro personnel preceding that.
It isn’t the first time Wolf’s name has come up in GM searches. He was the Detroit Lions' top choice for general manager a year ago, but the Packers denied their interview request.
Gutekunst was promoted last spring after spending four seasons as director of college scouting.