John Clayton of ESPN reports that the Seahawks and GM John Schneider have reached an agreement on a contract extension that is expected to make him among the highest-paid GMs in the NFL.
- According to Clayton, Schneider’s new contract is expected to be close to $3.75 million per year, which happens to be what the Ravens are paying Ozzie Newsome.
- Jay Glazer confirms the news and adds that Schneider receives a “huge” five-year extension.
There wasn’t much buzz about a new deal for Schneider in recent months, but some had said that there was a good chance a deal could be in place before the start of the 2016 season.
Seahawks HC Pete Carroll figures to be the next order of business for Seattle, as he’s in the final year of his contract.
Schneider, 45, was also in the final year of his current contract and has really earned the pay raise.
Since taking over as the Seahawks’ GM in 2010, the team has produced a record of 60-36 (62.5 percent), which includes five playoff appearances in six years, two NFC Championship titles and a Super Bowl win in 2013.