According to multiple reports, John Schneider agreed to accept the Seahawks general manager position. Schneider, 38, had been serving as the Green Bay Packers co-director of football operations, and is reportedly a shrewd talent evaluator. He worked in the Seahawks front office in 2000.
The Seahawks confirmed Schneider’s hiring this morning.
It had been reported that front office executive Floyd Reese was the front runner last week, but with Schneider getting the job, it looks as though head coach Pete Carroll will have a true person to work shoulder to shoulder with, as owner Paul Allen appears to have made the decision to go with a younger guy to lead the organization’s personnel department.
Along with Schneider and Reese, Pittsburgh Steeler’s front office executive Omar Khan and New York Giants director of scouting Marc Ross also were interviewed for the position.