Seahawks GM Schneider could end up succeeding Packers Thompson
Seahawks GM John Schneider could end up succeeding the Packers Ted Thompson when the latter retires, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel’s Bob McGinn reports. Schneider, a De Pere, Wisconsin native, was with Green Bay for 8 seasons from 2002-2009, first as a Special Assistant and then later as the club’s Director of Football Operations.
In 2010, Schneider was hired by Seattle to his current position where, as we all know, he’s done pretty well, helping the Seahawks make three playoff appearances (two NFC West Titles) and win their first ever Super Bowl last year.
According to McGinn, Schneider even considers the Packers GM position his “dream job,” meaning that it’s likely he won’t pass up the spot if it’s offered to him.
Still, right now this whole idea is just a possibility, so we have to make sure not to get too ahead of ourselves with it. Thompson’s current contract doesn’t end until the conclusion of the 2016 Draft, and in that time a lot of things could happen. Who knows? Maybe Schneider grows in the Northwest and ends up deciding to stay. From what I’ve read that’s unlikely, but it, along with Thompson just signing a new deal, is still plausible.