Green Bay Packers: Is GM Brian Gutekunst's Job on the Line with Rodgers Trade?
As rumors continue to swirl regarding trade negotiations between the Green Bay Packers and New York Jets over quarterback Aaron Rodgers one topic that doesn't get discussed is how the Packers haul from the trade (or lack of one) will affect General Manager Brian Gutekunst's job security. Hired in 2018 following Ted Thompson's health-related retirement, Gutekunst's first four seasons with the team arguably had mixed results. Unlike Ted Thompson, Gutekunst seems to be willing to be more aggressive in free agency. However, while some of those signings, like Za'Darius Smith and Preston Smith worked out well for the team, quite a few, like Jimmy Graham, Muhammad Wilkerson, Sammy Watkins and Rick Wagner weren't as impactful as the team probably hoped. Where Gutekunst has seemed to struggle more than his predecessor is the draft, especially on offense. Only three players drafted in 2018 and 2019, Jaire Alexander, Elgton Jenkins and Darnell Savage are on the roster tod