Bills interview Packers' Brian Gutekunst for GM job
GREEN BAY - Four months into the offseason, the Green Bay Packers' personnel department continues to attract attention for general-manager openings.
The Buffalo Bills announced Monday they interviewed Packers director of player personnel Brian Gutekunst in the search for their next general manager. Gutekunst has been with the Packers for 18 seasons, the past two as their director of player personnel.
Gutekunst was one of four personnel executives the Bills announced they interviewed. He joined Philadelphia Eagles director of college scouting Trey Brown, Houston Texans director of player personnel Brian Gaine and Carolina Panthers assistant general manager Brandon Beane.
Beane appears to be a favorite for the position, getting a second interview with the Bills, according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Gutekunst is no stranger to GM interviews. He interviewed for the San Francisco 49ers' vacancy earlier this offseason, a job for which Packers director of football operations Eliot Wolf also interviewed. The 49ers ultimately hired former NFL safety John Lynch.
The Bills cleared out their personnel department immediately after the NFL draft’s completion last week, firing general manager Doug Whaley.
Whoever replaces Whaley in Buffalo will join a head coach already in place. In January, the Bills hired Sean McDermott after he spent five seasons as the Panthers' defensive coordinator, working for the same team as Beane.