Schneider’s new deal dumps Green Bay clause

AP

The prior contract applicable to Seahawks G.M. John Schneider reportedly included a provision allowing the Wisconsin native and Packers shareholder to leave to become the G.M. in Green Bay. Schneider, without confirming that his prior deal had that term, says his new one doesn’t.

No,” Schneider told reporters on Thursday, via Sheil Kapadia of ESPN.com. “There’s been lots of whispers about a lot of things and it’s a small league, and I’m from a small home town.”

The clause largely had become irrelevant, given that all signs point to Eliot Wolf becoming the successor to Ted Thompson in Green Bay. But if giving up the ability to walk helped get Schneider the deal he wanted, it had a lot more value than the non-stock stock certificate he previously bought from the Packers.

20 responses to “Schneider’s new deal dumps Green Bay clause

  1. Green Bay cranks out so many good coaches and players, everyone wants a piece. Schneider is a good one, obviously. Eliot Wolf will succeed Thompson someday and all will be good in the world.

    Nice to know Schneider has a souvenir stock certificate in-hand. He gets it.

  2. That’s right, stellar, he does get it.

    That’s why he had no problem agreeing to his new deal.

    He’s from Podunkville, and doesn’t want to go back.

    Smart man.

  3. Schneider’s approach to personnel moves is so different than Ted Thompson’s that its hard to imagine Thompson advocating him to replace him. One could probably say the same about Eliot Wolf if he’s anything like his dad but Ron Wolf managed the Packers in a different era.

  4. Wolf jr will get the first shot.
    He either sinks or swims.
    Schneider will keep an eye on the situation.

  5. Nice story… I asked this same question on the last article… and speculated that the Wolf deal was a precursor to dropping the clause in this contract. Original thought is dead???

  6. I’m guessing that we’ll see Schneider leave before Pete. The new GM after that will be the precursor to Pete leaving. But that won’t be for another 4 years or so.

  7. He’s from Podunkville, and doesn’t want to go back.
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    Yup that’s why he actually had a clause in his last contract that said he could ONLY leave to become Packers GM. Not NE, not Denver or New York, just Green Bay. Don’t drink and troll my friend.

  8. Maybe Schneider just doesn’t want to go back to Wisconsin and he likes it better where he is.

  9. Wisconsin’s Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says:
    Jul 28, 2016 8:47 PM
    Maybe Schneider just doesn’t want to go back to Wisconsin and he likes it better where he is.
    ////////////////////////////////

    Or maybe the writing is on the wall and he finally realizes there won’t be an opportunity for him until it’s too long to wait.

  10. gtodriver says:
    Jul 28, 2016 6:17 PM
    That’s right, stellar, he does get it. That’s why he had no problem agreeing to his new deal. He’s from Podunkville, and doesn’t want to go back. Smart man.
    /////////////////////////////////

    uhh……earth to goatherder……..he wasn’t offered anything.

  11. Ok.

    Ya know, as awesome as it would be to work for the purple or green bay if you’re a cheeser. I’d rather work elsewhere in the league than be blamed for the team faltering. Must suck to be joe mauer.

  12. Is it typical that an NFL owner (Schneider) is the GM of another NFL team? Seems like a conflict of interest there somewhere…

  13. Sounds like a simple matter of a smart football guy realizing that rodgers doesn’t have much left in the tank and the rest of the roster is average at best, consequently the window of interest in the role is closing.

  14. The front offices of the Packers and Seahawks have many people that have worked in both places.
    They are successful and know each other.

    Maintaining quality teams despite drafting late year after year is the mark of their great front offices. Many former employees are now GM’s (Raiders, Chiefs, Redskins) or have been GM’s elsewhere around the league.

  15. Notice to the trolls, notice he didn’t put in his contract at any point in time that he aspired to be the GM of the Vikings.

    The simple deduction is that he prefers to remain in the NFL.

  16. GB resident here,
    I don’t mind having idiots make small town GB sound like hickville because it kinda is and that’s how we like it. It’s our little piece of heaven and I don’t want to share it with those idiots anyways. Nice and quiet, not much crime, and your kids can actually play outside without the worry of being assaulted or shot at. 15 minutes max drive to anywhere in the community and we don’t have traffic jams or tollbooths.

  17. brettfavreisapacker4ever says:
    Jul 29, 2016 11:17 AM
    GB resident here,
    I don’t mind having idiots make small town GB sound like hickville because it kinda is and that’s how we like it. It’s our little piece of heaven and I don’t want to share it with those idiots anyways. Nice and quiet, not much crime, and your kids can actually play outside without the worry of being assaulted or shot at. 15 minutes max drive to anywhere in the community and we don’t have traffic jams or tollbooths.
    ——————————————-
    I have no issue with ur pride in ur small city. What I have issue with, is the attitude of Obsessed, Delusional Cheeseheads, that GB IS the Mecca of the United States while every other city, despite their cultural, culinary, and cosmopolitan advantages over GB, is a craphole in comparison. So much tunnel vision is going to backfire on you someday, mark my words.

  18. Linda, how can you talk about Green Bay being a craphole..you live in a city the same size as Green Bay, with worse crime and that city that does not have a major league team..your purple vision is clouding your judgement, MARK MY WORDS !!!

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