Seattle Seahawks extend GM John Schneider's contract and fire Brian Schottenheimer

Seahawks part ways with offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer

The team has signed Schneider to a contract extension that keeps him in Seattle through 2027.

In December, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll praised Schottenheimer as an "incredible candidate" to be a head coach for another team. "Citing philosophical differences, we have parted ways", the team said over social media.

According to ESPN, Schottenheimer failed to find balance between the pass and run games this season.

The Seahawks scored a franchise-record 459 points in the regular season, but that was heavily weighted toward the beginning of the season, as Seattle topped 30 points in seven of its first eight games. The club did not announce financial terms for Schneider, who is in his 11th season in the role. Carroll is under contract through the 2025 National Football League season. The Seahawks have played in two Super Bowls during Schneider's tenure, winning one against the Denver Broncos after the 2013 season.

Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll were hired at the same time in 2010 and have combined to make nine playoff appearances, including five NFC West championships. His previous contract would have expired after the 2022 draft.

The Seahawks had a run of poor draft classes following that 2012 group, but Schneider and his staff have found more hits in recent seasons including wide receiver DK Metcalf and rookie linebacker Jordyn Brooks.

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

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