Seahawks extend John Schneider

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Seahawks fans can stop worrying. And executives with other teams can stop coveting the G.M. job in Seattle.

John Clayton of ESPN.com reports that the Seahawks have reached an agreement on a new contract with G.M. John Schneider. The deal will make him one of the highest-paid General Managers in football.

Per the report, the contract is “expected to approach” the $3.75 million earned by Baltimore’s Ozzie Newsome, which is believed to be the maximum salary for any NFL General Manager. (This overlooks the coaches with de facto personnel power, like Bill Belichick of the Patriots, whose salary is a mystery wrapped in a riddle wrapped in a series of non-responsive grunts.)

Schneider previously was believed to be targeting $4 million per year as he entered the final year of his contract. The compromise gives him security for some period of time beyond 2016. Clayton’s report, however, doesn’t mention the length of the extension.

The next step, per Clayton, is expected to be an extension for coach Pete Carroll, who also is under contract through 2016.

UPDATE 11:40 p.m. ET: It’s official, according to the guy who’ll be writing the checks.

34 responses to “Seahawks extend John Schneider

  1. Great! So we can continue to see the PED suspensions coming out of Seattle.
    Do something original like spygate or deflategate.

  2. Best GM in the game, and it’s not even close. Well deserved.

    And there have now been something line 150 players suspended under the drug policy since the last Seahawk, so give it a rest

  3. Wonder if the new contract still has the out clause for the Packer job or if Elliott Wolf getting the deal he got, Schneider saw the writing on the wall.

  4. Best GM in the game, and it’s not even close?
    I don’t know they haven’t won in a few years, Elway did a great job last year and Gettleman out performed expectations. oh, the patriots beat you also…remember that game?

  5. Perfect man for the job…Seattle has Schneider for another 6 years…congrats John! Now it’s Pete’s turn…I had heard Carroll was waiting for Schneider to get his new contract done before Pete agrees to sign his.

  6. snake11s says:
    Jul 24, 2016 10:07 PM
    Great! So we can continue to see the PED suspensions coming out of Seattle.
    Do something original like spygate or deflategate.
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    The Seahawks havent had a positive PED test in over 3 years. What are you thinking? And just so you know, the Seahawks have NEVER had a PED suspension for HGH or steroids. The Hawks had 5 PED suspensions for Adderall from May, 2010 to May, 2013. The thing is, the NFL figured out that Adderall only lasts about 8 hours…so when a player is partying in May and takes Adderall, it does nothing to enhance performance in September. So just over 2 years ago, the NFL downgraded Adderall to substance abuse policy, the same as pot. If those positive tests had happened today, the Seahawks would have ZERO PED suspensions. Get with the times troll!!!

  7. Greatest SB ending ever! Hawks trolls will never mention it on here! HAHA!

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    Best GM in the game, and it’s not even close?
    I don’t know they haven’t won in a few years, Elway did a great job last year and Gettleman out performed expectations. oh, the patriots beat you also…remember that game?

  8. snake11s says:
    Jul 24, 2016 10:43 PM
    Best GM in the game, and it’s not even close?
    I don’t know they haven’t won in a few years, Elway did a great job last year and Gettleman out performed expectations. oh, the patriots beat you also…remember that game?
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    Gettleman has had losing seasons in 3 of the last 5 years. Elway had 3 years of success with a still effective Peyton Manning (not a hard decision to sign him) and then threw tons of $$$ at the defense. His decisions of worked out quite well but lets not act like Elway was killing the draft and trades- he was winning the FA battles.

    Schneider found an All Pro QB in round 3, got a borderline HOF running back for 4th and 5th round picks, has two of the top 10-15 defensive ends for pennies compared to the other ridiculous contracts out there, and found a killer young running back in Rawls and WR in Tyler Lockett.

    The resume of Schneider relative to Gettleman/Elway/Ted Thompson over the last 5 seasons isn’t close. His body of work is unparalleled.

  9. Looks like TT can continue running the Packers from his basement for another 4 years.

  10. Judging where this guy came from, he’s had to swallow hard to put up with the ethics of Pete Carroll.
    It’s easier to swallow hard at $3.7 million.

  11. He hasnt done much really since Scot McCloughan left town after building them in the drafts he had his hands in 2010-2012. Well… he has made a bunch of dumb trades.

  12. snake11s says:

    Best GM in the game, and it’s not even close?
    I don’t know they haven’t won in a few years, Elway did a great job last year and Gettleman out performed expectations. oh, the patriots beat you also…remember that game?
    ———————————————————-
    4 playoff appearances in 6 years, 3 division titles, 2 conference championships, 2 Super Bowls, 1 Lombardi, 2nd one blown by idiot OC on last play of the game, most wins in last 4 years, most playoff wins in last 4 years, 8 Pro Bowlers drafted, got Marshawn Lynch for two 5ths, found Bennett and Avril on the scrap heap,

    drafted/signed/traded:

    Okung
    Thomas
    Kam Chancellor
    Irvin
    Wagner
    Russell Wilson
    Sherman
    Byron Maxwell
    KJ Wright
    Brandon Browner
    Doug Baldwin
    Tyler Lockett
    Jimmy Graham
    Michael Bennett
    Cliff Avril
    Chris Clemmons

    All core players signed for at least 2 more years and they still have $8 million in cap space for 2016.

    Elway? He signed Peyton Manning when MANNING decided he wanted to play in Denver instead of Seattle. The result? Seattle beat Manning and the Broncos 43-8 in the Super Bowl 2 years later.

    So yeah, pretty much it’s not even close.

  13. So who was worried him and Carroll were gonna leave? They have the best roster in football all under contract and less than 27 years old. Franchise QB that’s never missed a practice and led the league in passer rating with 34 td’s and like 8 int’s. They have the richest owner and an kawesome fan base. The VMAC is a palace on the shores of lake Washington. Where were they gonna go? Trust me, no one in Seattle was worried. The GM and head coach of the Seahawks would be the most coveted jobs in the NFL and you all know it. It’s gotta suck to think of smack talk that you really don’t believe.

  14. “The Seahawks havent had a positive PED test in over 3 years. What are you thinking? And just so you know, the Seahawks have NEVER had a PED suspension for HGH or steroids. The Hawks had 5 PED suspensions for Adderall from May, 2010 to May, 2013. The thing is, the NFL figured out that Adderall only lasts about 8 hours…so when a player is partying in May and takes Adderall, it does nothing to enhance performance in September. So just over 2 years ago, the NFL downgraded Adderall to substance abuse policy, the same as pot. If those positive tests had happened today, the Seahawks would have ZERO PED suspensions. Get with the times troll!!!”

    –As a Seahawks fan I wish this were true but it isn’t. The NFL only discloses that the player failed a drug test but doesn’t actually disclose what they tested positive for. It’s the player or their reps that come out and say it was adderall or something funky in their workout drink. The NFL doesn’t call them on it even if they’re lying. The player would rather the public perceive them as party animals popping adderall or adhd rather than come clean about elevated testosterone levels.

  15. Second place, behind Bidwill.

    LOL…so-called Cards fan doesn’t even know his own GM…

  16. Look at all the bitter patriot fans! Final outcome of the superbowl?remember the final outcome of deflate gate.
    Brady is humiliated by Judge Judy. How quick they forget their perfect season was denied a short time ago. I’d love a rematch this year!

    Congrats John

  17. David S. says:
    Jul 25, 2016 3:33 AM

    –As a Seahawks fan I wish this were true but it isn’t. The NFL only discloses that the player failed a drug test but doesn’t actually disclose what they tested positive for. It’s the player or their reps that come out and say it was adderall or something funky in their workout drink. The NFL doesn’t call them on it even if they’re lying. The player would rather the public perceive them as party animals popping adderall or adhd rather than come clean about elevated testosterone levels.
    __________________

    ^^^^
    THIS! It’s the same with substance abuse testing. Per the CBA the league can’t disclose the substance so the player or his people get it out there that it was pot because no one cares about pot.

  18. Elway dances circles around this clown. He is the gold standard to which all other GMs are judged.

  19. The haters are still out in force. Must mean the Hawks are still one of the teams on top. It is good to be in people’s heads.

  20. Seahawk fans smarten up. McCloughan built that team. You’ll all figure it out soon enough… See: downfall of the 49ers (he built them as well, jic you weren’t aware).

  21. nhpats says:

    Is Richard Sherman done crying yet? Oh well, dynasties usually last longer than 1-year….
    ———————————————————
    Maybe if we had cheated like the Patriots we would have won #2 by now…

    The Patriot Way: Lie, Cheat, Steal, Murder

  22. 1 superbowl win and Seattle thinks they are the center of the NFL. How did your last 2 seasons end when you are supposedly in your prime? LOL!

  23. snake11s says:
    Jul 26, 2016 1:54 AM

    1 superbowl win and Seattle thinks they are the center of the NFL. How did your last 2 seasons end when you are supposedly in your prime? LOL!
    __________________________________
    You been living under a rock? The Hawks have been to the playoffs in 11 of the last 14 years, second only to the Patriots who’ve been 12 times. The Hawks have also been to the SB 3 times in the last decade…no team has been to the SB more in that decade.

  24. “Elway dances circles around this clown. He is the gold standard to which all other GMs are judged.”

    A 43-8 final score says that might not be exactly true. If they meet again you can expect the same results.

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