John Schneider gets an extension with the Seahawks

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Long-time Seahawks G.M. John Schneider will continue to be the Seahawks G.M.

The Seahawks have announced an extension with Schneider that runs through the 2027 draft.

The Lions reportedly were planning to try to hire Schneider, with the lone report on the matter incorrectly assuming that the Lions could have hired Schneider without getting Seattle’s consent and without compensating the Seahawks. The Lions could have tried to hire him, but the Seahawks would have been entitled to block the move, or to allow it only after a deal was struck on what the Seahawks would receive, if Schneider left.

A full nine days after Seattle’s regular season ended, there was no indication that the Lions were moving in that direction. Multiple league sources schooled and experienced in the nuances of NFL-level negotiations insisted then (and definitely are insisting now) that the story was planted to squeeze the Seahawks to give Schneider a new deal.

So now he has a new deal. And if the Lions were serious about pursuing him, here’s the thing: They still can, especially if it’s true (but it’s not) that the Lions could hire Schneider without compensating the Seahawks.

If Schneider were actually interested in making a change, he could have let things play out. The mere fact that a new deal was done before it ever got to that point shows that it was all about leveraging a new contract with the Seahawks and not about the Lions hiring Schneider.

Which is fine. It worked. Mission accomplished. One of our functions is to spot that kind of stuff and point it out, as it’s happening.

18 responses to “John Schneider gets an extension with the Seahawks

  1. Which is fine. It worked. Mission accomplished. One of our functions is to spot that kind of stuff and point it out, as it’s happening.

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    You didn’t do that,

  2. The extension is a very good thing for the Seahawks. The Lions’ wanting him report leaking to generate an extension is good fodder, but not substantiated. I’m not sure PFT got it correct, but impressed with willingness to admit it was misguided in their analysis of the hiring rules.

    Regardless, stability in the Seahawks front office has been secured for next five years. Now; can they get their offense and defense fixed & operating at top levels at the same time? I’m confident it will happen. Go Hawks!!

  3. Is he the guys who said “All we need is a safety to win the Super Bowl. Let me give away two number ones and a three for a safety?” I agree, extend him and keep him. Good luck.

  4. If Schneider didn’t leave to go back to the Packers, there is zero reason for him to leave as long as Carroll is coaching. Best in the business by far. Kudos to the Seachickens for locking him down.

  5. Um, thats not what you said at all. i said he was NEVER going to the sorry Lions for any amount of money.

  6. Which is fine. It worked. Mission accomplished. One of our functions is to spot that kind of stuff and point it out, as it’s happening.

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    Ok, Mike. Give yourself a cookie too

  7. He has done a fantastic job of building and maintaining a team that will make the playoffs year after year, only to exit early every time they make the playoffs. I look forward to more of the same through for many more years to come.

  8. Deserved, but he needs to get his mojo back. Their roster the past couple of years has not been as strong as it was before.

  9. Schneider is famous for hitting on the low round picks (Metcalf excluded). Perhaps he should have traded away his top picks for lower round selections instead of Adams. He’s still got Carroll who’ll waste Wilson’s career.

  10. Not all Seahawks fans are happy about this.

    Take the 2017 draft for example: Trading down (with the picks that became Takkarist McKinley and Cam Robinson) to take Malik McDowell when you could have had Buddha Baker or Dalvin Cook? Taking Ethan Pocic, who took three years to develop, when you could have had Ju-Ju Smith-Schuster or Taylor Moton? Taking Nazir Jones and Lano Hill when you could have had James Conner? Taking Tedric Thompson when you could have had Eddie Jackson? Sure he grabbed David Moore and Cris Carson in the 7th round, but why wasn’t more detail spent in rounds 2-6.

    Nevermind taking Rashaad Peny when you could have had Nick Chubb.

    Or a one handed linebacker for anybody with two.

  11. palatypus says:
    January 12, 2021 at 4:10 pm
    Not all Seahawks fans are happy about this.

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    Only you and a few idiots?!

    You can cherry pick moves that didn’t work out for any FO in the league (even the typically stellar Ravens, after the Earl Thomas signing).

    How do you know Penny and McDowell weren’t “Pete” picks, with Schneider handling the later rounds/UDFA assets (Seattle’s bread and butter)? Oh yeah, you don’t.

    Recent drafts have been solid, with DK a freakshow star at WR.

    Knowledgeable fans are far more concerned with coaching issues than the GM…

  12. jimjets says:
    January 12, 2021 at 2:40 pm
    Is he the guys who said “All we need is a safety to win the Super Bowl. Let me give away two number ones and a three for a safety?” I agree, extend him and keep him. Good luck.

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    No, no he didn’t say that.

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