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Seahawks extend John Schneider’s contract through 2027 NFL Draft

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John Schneider is staying in Seattle.

The Seattle Seahawks general manager has had his contract extended through the 2027 NFL Draft, two seasons longer than head coach Pete Carroll and four seasons longer than quarterback Russell Wilson.

“I am pleased to announce that we have extended the contract of general manager John Schneider through the 2027 draft,” said Jody Allen, chair of the Seattle Seahawks in a statement on Tuesday. “For the last decade, John and head coach Pete Carroll have formed a tremendous partnership and the Seahawks have established a successful, unique, and truly winning culture respected throughout sports. I know we are all excited to see that continue.”

There were some reports that the Detroit Lions had interest in Schneider, but those dreams are now squashed.

Schneider has been the team’s GM since 2010, helping turn the franchise from potential long-term purgatory into an eventual force in just three seasons. Seattle has made the playoffs nine times in Schneider’s eleven seasons, with five NFC West titles, two NFC championships, and a Super Bowl win.

No other era of Seahawks football has been this successful, and it’s the work of the front office that has been instrumental in amassing such high-level talent over the years, albeit with full acknowledgement that recent drafts are nowhere near the level of the 2010-2012 stretch. With the considerable contributions from the 2020 class (even without Darrell Taylor), maybe we’re starting to see the talent acquisition tide turn in Seattle’s favor once more.