Wolf, Gutekunst to interview for 49ers 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.
Wolf, son of Hall of Fame Packers GM Ron Wolf, has been a fast riser in the industry. Only 34, Wolf has worked much of his life in the Packers’ front office.
It isn’t the first time Wolf ’s name has come up in GM searches. He was the Lions’ top choice for GM a year ago, but the Packers denied their interview request.
Gutekunst was promoted last spring after spending four seasons as director of college scouting.