The partnership between coach Pete Carroll and General Manager John Schneider has served the Seahawks well through its first three years, so it’s no big surprise that the team wants to prolong the status quo a little while longer.
Mike Sando of ESPN.com reports that the Seahawks have extended Schneider’s contract through the 2016 season. It isn’t something that just happened, either. According to Sando, the team reached agreement on an extension with Schneider more than a year ago, but did it without much fanfare and, as a result, it didn’t garner any attention at the time.
Since coming to Seattle, Schneider has drafted essential pieces like quarterback Russell Wilson, tackle Russell Okung, safety Earl Thomas and cornerback Richard Sherman while swinging fruitful trades for running back Marshawn Lynch and defensive end Chris Clemons. The team hopes this year’s trade for wide receiver Percy Harvin is another winner and that their season extends beyond the Divisional Round of the playoffs in 2013.
Carroll’s contract runs through 2014 and it would be equally unsurprising if the team decides to extend him along with Schneider.