Seahawks give GM John Schnieder contract extension to 2027

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RENTON -- The Seahawks announced on Tuesday that they have signed General Manager John Schneider to a contract extension through the 2027 NFL Draft.

The idea of an extension for Schneider came to the forefront last week after a report from the NFL Network said that the Detroit Lions were considering pursuing Schneider to become their next G.M. Schneider's existing deal had him under contract with Seattle through the 2022 NFL Draft.

"I am pleased to announce that we have extended the contract of general manager John Schneider through the 2027 draft," team coach Jody Allen said in a statement. "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."

Schneider and Carroll have both secured extensions with the team over the past year. Carroll is under contract through the 2025 NFL season.

Schneider and Carroll have been together in Seattle for 11 seasons after taking over the reins of the franchise in 2010. Carroll was hired as the head coach and Executive Vice President of the team after the Seahawks fired Jim Mora Jr. after one year in the role. Carroll then signed off on Schneider as the team's personnel czar and the two have worked in lockstep ever since.

Photo Credit: SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 20: General manager John Schneider of the Seattle Seahawks, center, is greeted by Philadelphia Eagles staff at CenturyLink Field on November 20, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

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