It’s way to early to think that Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and G.M. John Schneider will voluntarily leave Seattle after the season or that Rams coach Jeff Fisher and G.M. Les Snead involuntarily will be asked to exit L.A. But here’s one thing that quickly became obvious based on our blurb featuring some simple dot-connecting by John Clayton of ESPN: If jobs are available with either of these NFC West teams, folks will be lining up to pursue the vacancies.
Owners Paul Allen of the Seahawks (pictured) and Stan Kroenke of the Rams are among the richest in the sport; they easily can afford to pay top dollar. Seattle has a solid young nucleus of talent, with a strong defense and a franchise quarterback who has only four years of experience. The Rams could be laying the foundation for a contending team, if rookie quarterback Jared Goff justifies his draft status. And the Rams quickly have become one of the hottest teams in the league, with their return to California.
Again, vacancies aren’t likely. The Rams reportedly are working on extensions for Fisher and Snead, and things are working far too well for the Seahawks for new contracts not to be negotiated for Carroll and Schneider. Regardless, there will be no shortage of coaches and G.M. clamoring to get to either city, if the Seahawks and Rams eventually are looking.