Packers formalize restructured front office

We spent some time earlier this month discussing the Green Bay Packers' remarkable two-decade process of developing and dispersing front office talent. Four teams are now led by general managers who worked under the Packers' Ron Wolf in the early 1990's, and on Wednesday the Packers formalized their next generation of up-and-comers.

The key points from this perspective:

  • John Dorsey, the Packers' longtime director of college scouting, is now the team's second-highest ranking executive after general manager Ted Thompson. Dorsey's new title is Director -- Football Operations and is entering his 22nd season with the Packers.

  • Eliot Wolf, Ron's son, is the new director of Pro Personnel. He has been with the Packers for nine years.

  • Brian Gutekunst is the new director of college scouting. He has spent 14 years with the organization.

Based on history, at least one of those men will secure a general manager job in the NFL in the next few years.