The Packers have a General Manager who has won a Super Bowl. The Seahawks have a General Manager who has won a Super Bowl.
When the Packers’ General Manager retires, Green Bay may be inclined to try to bring the Seahawks’ General Manager home.
As noted in today’s One-Liners, Mike Vandermause of the Green Bay Press-Gazette has mused that John Schneider could be an “ideal fit” to replace Ted Thompson, whenever the 61-year-old G.M. decides to retire. After all, Schneider is a Green Bay native, with two prior stints working for the Packers.
The logistics of a possible move aren’t clear. Based on title, it would be a lateral move. But if, as Vandermause points out, coach Pete Carroll has final say over personnel in Seattle, Schneider would be taking a step up by succeeding Thompson, who runs the show in Green Bay.
Still, while Seattle may not be Schneider’s hometown, it could soon feel like home, if the team keeps thriving. And Schneider could acquire final say in Seattle when Carroll, 62, calls it quits.
Another potential complication would be the candidacy of Eliot Wolf, 31, for the job. The son of former Packers G.M. Ron Wolf, Eliot is regarded as a rising star — and it’s not a stretch to say that Eliot has been positioned to ascend into the job once Thompson leaves.
Thompson currently is signed through 2015, and CEO Mark Murphy reportedly would like to extend the deal. So it will likely be awhile until the job comes open. When it does, Schneider’s name could be at the top of the Packers’ wish list.