Seahawks extended GM John Schneider through 2016


The Seahawks quietly extended GM John Schneider's contract through the 2016 season.

The Seattle Seahawks quietly signed general manager John Schneider to a three-year extension last offseason, according to ESPN's Mike Sando. The new deal will keep him in Seattle through the 2016 season.

Schneider was hired in 2010 along with head coach Pete Carroll and his original contract was set to expire at the end of the 2013 season. Sando writes that the extension has been in place for over a year, however, without any fanfare. The ESPN expert also believes that Carroll, whose contract is up after the 2014 season, will be in line for an extension over the next year or so as well.

More Seahawks coverage at Field Gulls

Since taking over a team that went 5-11 in 2009, Schneider and Carroll have built one of the best rosters in the league. The Seahawks are popular favorites to win the Super Bowl this season, too, so keeping Schneider around for four more years seems to be an easy choice after the fine work he has done for the franchise.

More from SB Nation:

Can the Ravens repeat?

Putin has a solution for you, Mr. Kraft

Will RG3, Revis be ready for training camp?

Warren Sapp rips Michael Strahan again

Aaron Hernandez linked to murder investigation

Uffsides: A smile-off with Hines Ward

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.