The Seattle Seahawks got some great news today. They have extended general manager John Schneider through the 2027 NFL draft, according to Ian Rapoport. Schneider had one year remaining on his deal but now he will be with the team for the foreseeable future. The Seahawks have nine winning seasons under Schneider, including two Super Bowl appearances and the team’s only Super Bowl title in 2013.
Seahawks Extend GM John Schneider Through 2027
There were rumors of Schneider potentially going to the Detroit Lions, but the Seattle Seahawks put those rumors to bed by working out this long-term extension with him. Schneider has been in Seattle since the 2010 season. That is the same season that Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll arrived. Since 2010, Schneider has made great decisions during his time in Seattle including, the construction of arguably the best defense over the last decade. He hit on a lot of the team’s draft picks from 2010-2012 including Earl Thomas, Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor and Bobby Wagner. He also found his franchise quarterback in 2012, when Seattle snagged Russell Wilson in the third round.
The draft wasn’t the only place in which John Schneider has found success. He was able to get players like Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril in free agency to help get to back to back Super Bowls. He made one of his best trades as the Seahawks general manager in 2010 when he traded for running back Marshawn Lynch. Even though the Legion of Boom era is over, Schneider has hit on some trades and draft picks including trading for all-pro safety Jamal Adams before the 2020 season and drafting wide receiver D.K. Metcalf in the 2019 draft. Seattle should have stability in the front office for years to come with Schneider at the helm. His next task will be filling some holes on the team with limited draft capital in 2021 due to the Adams trade.
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