Packers Interview Eliot Wolf

The Packers are interviewing Director of Football Operations Eliot Wolf for their GM vacancy on Thursday, a source tells Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter). Wolf is one of three strong in-house possibilities for the position. Eliot Wolf (vertical)

The Packers are starting the process with their internal candidates. After Wolf, the next two interviews should be with Russ Ball and Brian Gutekunst, though not necessarily in that order. Knowing the culture of the Packers, it would be a bit surprising to see them go out-of-house for the GM hire when there are three qualified execs already in the building. However, the team could reportedly consider ex-Bills GM Doug Whaley.

Wolf was connected to the 49ers and Colts GM vacancies a year ago and was recently linked to the Giants GM gig before the team hired Dave Gettleman. He’s reportedly getting antsy in Green Bay and he may consider leaving if he does not become the successor to Ted Thompson. There is a scenario in which Gutekunst becomes the GM and he stays, but the feeling is that both Wolf and Gutekunst will bail if Ball gets the job. No matter what decision he makes, it sounds like it will be tough for Packers president Mark Murphy to keep the band together.

I think it goes back to just getting the best man, best person for the job,” Murphy said this week. “We’ve got some good people here and you don’t want to lose them, but I also think the most important thing is getting the right person.”

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9 comments on “Packers Interview Eliot Wolf

  1. Jack Taddy
    Jack Taddy

    I hate to say it, but the Packers are kind of a mess right now. It could very realistically be fixed by September, but they’ve got a lot of work to do.

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    • 11Bravo

      How are they a mess? A lot of the pieces are there for a solid defense, they just need the right scheme. As far as the offense is concerned, MM does most of the play calling anyways and Rodgers can certainly call his own plays. Plus with the emergence of Williams and Jones at tailback they’ll be even stronger with a healthy Rodgers. This team isn’t that far off.

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      • jwoh13512

        A lot of pieces are there for a solid defense? We must be watching different teams! We need to be able to generate a pass rush with just rushing 4 guys and we can’t unless the other team is missing some of it’s starting linemen. It’s a passing league and you need to be able to rush the QB because no corner can cover a guy for 5 seconds….unless they’re covering Cobb or Jordy!

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        • 11Bravo

          Let’s see: Mike Daniels, Ha-Ha (he’ll bounce back), Blake Martinez (should’ve been a Pro Bowler), Kenny Clark, Kevin King (potential to be a shut down corner), Josh Jones, Dean Lowry, and the improvement of Damarious Randall. That’s a solid core. With a new scheme they’ll be fine.

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  2. ARKScout

    Wolf is … getting antsy??? He’s in his mid 30s and he’s in the position he’s in…being considered for a GM role and he’s antsy??…Theres plenty of people his age or older who are still trying to get their foot in the door in the NFL, I guess that must be what happens when you’re given the keys to that door as a graduation present from your Hall of Fame father…”Thanks Daddy”. Talk about being spoiled…Give me someone who had to work, fight scratch and crawl to get an opportunity in the NFL, not a spoiled child like this .

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    • brewcrew08

      He’s getting antsy because the packers have been “grooming” him to be their next GM for a while since Thompson was getting up there in age. He has had other opportunities but decided to stay in GB for that reason. To say he’s spoiled and hasn’t had to work for anything is just so far off it doesn’t deserve a response.

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      • fisher40

        The packers never said they would “Groom” him for their job

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    • wrigleyhawkeye

      I don’t know if spoiled is the right word. Often times in gigs like this it’s not what you know, but who you know. Theo Epstein is the same way— his dad helped get him in. Once in though I like to think those privileges go out the door.

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