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Dick Butkus' Nephew Lands Notable NFL Promotion

A closeup of Dick Butkus.

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 31: Pro Football Hall of Fame member Dick Butkus is honored at halftime during the game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on October 31, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Hall of Fame linebacker Dick Butkus ranks among the greatest Chicago Bears players in franchise history. But not all members of the Butkus family have the same devotion to the franchise as he does.

Luke Butkus, nephew to the Hall of Famer, has served as an offensive line assistant for the Green Bay Packers since 2019. But with all the changes to the Packers' offensive coaching staff, he's getting a promotion.

According to Green Bay Packers insider Matt Schneidman, the Packers are promoting Butkus to full offensive line coach. He'll be replacing Adam Stenavich, who was just promoted to full offensive coordinator over the weekend.

Turnabout is fair play though. The Bears recently hired Packers QBs coach Luke Getsy as their offensive coordinator under new head coach Matt Eberflus. So both teams are probably feeling pretty betrayed in the battle for offensive coaches.

Prior to becoming a coach, Luke Butkus played center at Illinois and attended training camp with the Bears after going undrafted in 2002. He played two seasons in NFL Europe before joining Oregon as a graduate assistant in 2005.

Butkus received his first NFL job as the assistant offensive line coach for the Chicago Bears under Lovie Smith in 2007.

Over the next 15 years, his coaching journey would take him to the Seahawks, Jaguars and two stints at Illinois before joining the Packers in 2019.

Did the Packers make the right choice in making Luke Butkus their new offensive line coach? As a Bears fan, would you be upset by this?