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Aaron Nagler answered fan questions in a Facebook Live chat Sunday after Packersnews.com confirmed that Brian Gutekunst will be the Packers' next general manager. Aaron Nagler/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin

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Green Bay Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy has made his decision in regard to who will take over for Ted Thompson as general manager of one of the NFL’s most historic franchises. With several in-house candidates to choose from, Murphy made Brian Gutekunst his GM.

Obviously, the best place to start is our initial look at the news, from Ryan Wood and Tom Silverstein:

As news spread through social media, plenty of people chimed in with their thoughts on the hire. Silverstein looked at what led Gutekunst to this point:

Ryan highlights Gutekunst’s apparent good fit with the head coach:

Longtime, well-respected Wisconsin sports writer Tom Oates gives the move a stamp of approval:

Former Packers safety LeRoy Butler seems to like the move:

The Monday Morning Quarterback’s Albert Breer chimes in:

It sounds like the Packers will try to convince Eliot Wolf to stick around:

Bill Michaels seems to like the hire:

Doug Russell is also on board:

The co-founder of Cheesehead TV seems pleased:

Gutekunst reportedly received a 5-year deal:

ESPN’s Rob Demovsky highlights the candidates:

While he did not get the GM job, it sounds like Russ Ball could get a promotion:

The Internet’s got jokes:

 











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