Packers Extend Head Coach Matt LaFleur and GM Brian Gutekunst

Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur in January 2022
Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur in January 2022. Photo by Amy Lemus/NurPhoto/Shutterstock (12749662dh)

The Green Bay Packers intend to keep head coach Matt LaFleur and general manager Brian Gutekunst with the franchise for years to come. According to multiple reports, the Packers recently locked LaFleur and Gutekunst to contract extensions. In addition, executive vice president Russ Ball reportedly also received a new deal.

Despite the deals being done and signed, the Packers don’t have any intention of making them official. When asked about the report, Green Bay’s president and chief executive officer Mark Murphy declined to confirm. He did, however, say that he hopes the trio “will continue to be Packers’ employees for years to come.”

Despite significant skepticism about his hiring, Matt LaFleur proved to be a slam dunk for the Green Bay Packers. Since taking over from Mike McCarthy ahead of the 2019 season, LaFleur has led the team to three NFC North titles and two NFC Championship Games. During his tenure, the Packers have also posted the best regular-season percentage in the league.

Brian Gutekunst initially landed with the Packers as a scout in 1998. After holding the position until 2011, he made his way through the organization’s ranks before longtime Green Bay GM Ted Thompson selected him as his successor in 2018. Since then, Gutekunst constructed one of the best rosters in the league and is keeping the Packers a Super Bowl contender year in and year out.

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