Report: Matt LaFleur, Brian Gutekunst got contract extensions this offseason

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Packers head coach Matt LaFleur and General Manager Brian Gutekunst have had great success working together in Green Bay and the partnership is set to continue for years to come.

Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports that both men signed contract extensions with the team this offseason. Demovsky reports that director of football operations Russ Ball also signed a new deal.

The report came after team president Mark Murphy was asked about the status of extension talks at a Monday press conference. Murphy said only that he was “confident Mark and Brian and Russ Ball will continue to be Packers’ employees for years to come.”

Gutekunst was named the team’s G.M. in 2018 and LaFleur has gone 39-10 since being hired in 2019. The team advanced to the NFC Championship Game in his first two seasons, but lost each time and they lost at home in their first playoff outing to the 49ers last season.

22 responses to “Report: Matt LaFleur, Brian Gutekunst got contract extensions this offseason

  1. The executives in Green Bay have it all figured out. Draft a HOF QB and be super conservative with everything else and get just enough wins to keep the locals happy and you’re set for life.

  2. When Aaron Rogers retires Matt LaFleur will be lucky to get a job scrubbing floors………………………..

  3. Starting in 1992 – Ron Wolf, Ted Thompson, and Gute. Only the hiccup of Sherman’s three years in between. Not a bad 30 year run.

  4. “The executives in Green Bay have it all figured out. Draft a HOF QB and be super conservative with everything else and get just enough wins to keep the locals happy and you’re set for life.” Sounds like a lot of envy in this statement. many more wins to come.

  5. And Holmgren having one foot out the door to coach Seattle while trying to win a superbowl.

  6. When Aaron Rogers retires Matt LaFleur will be lucky to get a job scrubbing floors
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    Then I guess it’s a good thing he’ll have a position as Packer head coach!

  7. 2022, celebrating becoming the most winning franchise in NFL history, another legendary milestone.

  8. Rodgers winning percentage under LaFleur (81%).
    Rodgers winning percentage w/o LaFleur (64%).

  9. This would sound even more impressive if they beat someone other than the cubs. No one cares about division titles.

  10. LaFleur deserves it, and so does Gutekunst. It’s wild how almost exactly a year ago, reports were that Rodgers wanted Gute fired, and was set to retire and bury this whole franchise for spite. Whether or not any of that was true, how things can sure change quickly for a franchise.

  11. The best run franchise in the NFL gets all the little things right, and as an owner, I take tremendous pride in that.

    It’s no accident that we have a NFL record 13 World Championships.

  12. packerlies says:
    July 25, 2022 at 7:56 pm
    Rodgers winning percentage under LaFleur (81%).
    Rodgers winning percentage w/o LaFleur (64%).

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    Rings won w/o La Fleur – 1, and will stay at 1.

    Rings won under LaFleur- ZERO, and will stay ZERO.

    Even Eli has won 2 (and w/o LaFleur).

  13. This would sound even more impressive if they beat someone other than the cubs. No one cares about division titles.

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    It’s not like the “cubs” haven’t had a chance to turn their franchise around for the past 20 years. Giving up a ton of draft picks to move up one spot to take Trubisky shows the kind of management that you have. By the way, you had a chance to draft Aaron Rodgers. How did that work out for you? He owns you!!

  14. Having to deal with Rodgers diva attitude on a daily basis, they deserve those extensions!

  15. And Holmgren having one foot out the door to coach Seattle while trying to win a superbowl.
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    ??

    He coached the Packers the following season.

  16. Starting in 1992 – Ron Wolf, Ted Thompson, and Gute. Only the hiccup of Sherman’s three years in between. Not a bad 30 year run.
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    Sherman won almost 70% of his games as GM. (.687)

    Granted, it was with Wolfs core, but he didn’t submarine the franchise.

  17. The Least Interesting Man Alive says:
    July 26, 2022 at 9:32 am
    Starting in 1992 – Ron Wolf, Ted Thompson, and Gute. Only the hiccup of Sherman’s three years in between. Not a bad 30 year run.
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    Sherman won almost 70% of his games as GM. (.687)

    Granted, it was with Wolfs core, but he didn’t submarine the franchise.
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    No offense intended toward Mike Sherman, who by all accounts is a decent person. However, the team was in decline by the end of his tenure and he left a salary cap mess. The Joe Johnson signing is considered to be the worst free agent move in Packers history.

  18. philmccracken says:
    July 25, 2022 at 9:22 pm
    The best run franchise in the NFL gets all the little things right, and as an owner, I take tremendous pride in that.

    It’s no accident that we have a NFL record 13 World Championships.

    _______________

    No accident is right. When you’ve got me on the team, it’s how you reach 13 championships. Without me, that number the team would still be at 12. No Packer QB is greater. Not Starr, not Favre, no one. I am a legend. Just ask my fans. They worship me.

  19. It would have been interesting to see Shermans fate had Mark Hatley not passed away suddenly. As much as anything, I think that forced the Packers to make a move.

    The cap thing works both ways, IMO. Andy Brandt is championed beacuse the Packers never lost any of their core players (Favre, Green, Driver, Cliffy, Tauscher, KGB.. ect.. ect..) It was a highwire act for sure. Not a sustainable model. But I think at the very least that balances out a couple bad deals (Hunt, Johnson)

    I just don’t think Sherman is as terrible as many paint him. He did a brilliant job with the O-line and running game. He also brought in a number of players that wound up being Thompson core players (Aaron Kampman, Al Harris, Javon Walker [essentially traded for Jennings].. Cullen Jenkins and Scott Wells were anchors on the Super Bowl team)

    .. what crushes me about this era was Wolf letting Andy Reid get away.

  20. The Least Interesting Man Alive says:
    July 26, 2022 at 11:18 am
    It would have been interesting to see Shermans fate had Mark Hatley not passed away suddenly. As much as anything, I think that forced the Packers to make a move.

    .. what crushes me about this era was Wolf letting Andy Reid get away.
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    Agree 100% on Andy!

    Your Packers knowledge is impressive. Enjoyed the discussion.

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