The Green Bay Packers have promoted Eliot Wolf, son of former general manager Ron Wolf, to director of player personnel.
That means he’s now Ted Thompson’s right hand man. No. 2, if you like.
Wolf had served as director of pro personnel for the past three years. Prior to that, Wolf was the team’s assistant director of player personnel and assistant director of pro personnel. He started with the organization in 2004 as a pro personnel assistant.
Wolf is only 32, which should probably make you feel depressed. At least until you realize that your father is not Ron Wolf.
Are we saying Wolf only has his job because of his father? Well, yes we are.
That doesn’t mean he’s not competent at it, but I have heard from a reliable source that the younger Wolf is viewed by some in the organization as a clock puncher. In the door at 9 a.m. and out at 5 p.m. Not a second later!
That’s not exactly a desirable trait for one of your top personnel guys.
Now, this is something that was floated my direction a couple years back, so maybe things of have changed.
Or more accurately, hopefully things have changed.