May 10, 2013; Renton, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, left, and general manager John Schneider observe a rookie minicamp practice at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Breaking: John Schneider Signs Contract Extension

Ok, the “breaking” part of the headline is a lie. He signed the extension a year ago. He and the team just didn’t bother to tell anyone, so we’re just finding out now.

Credit for digging this up goes to ESPN’s Mike Sando. If it wasn’t for his blog post this morning, we might have never known about this new contract.

Schneider is now signed though 2016, which is great for the Seahawks and all of us Seahawks fans. His work building this roster has been incredible. This extension was well deserved.

This does set up an interesting scenario for the Seahawks though. Pete Carroll was originally given a 5 year deal, and Schneider was given just a 3 year contract. Carroll is Schneider’s boss, so it made sense that Schneider would have a shorter contract in case he didn’t work out.

Now, Schenider has the longer contract. This sets up a scenario where he might outlast Carroll with the organization.

Carroll isn’t exactly as young as he seems. If he isn’t signed to his own extension soon, we’re going to start hearing rumors of him retiring.

I don’t buy that we’re getting close to that point yet, but if the Seahawks win a pair of Super Bowls over the next couple years, then who knows. That type of succes has a way of changing people’s priorities.

All that is just rampant speculation though (brought on by bordem from a slow news day). All we really know is that Schneider is going to be around for a while longer.

And that makes this fan very happy.

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  • Asthmagirl

    Visualize my happy dance…

    • 12thMan_Rising

      done. now what?

  • Hanley H. Bonynge

    Carroll is still a lot younger than Tom Coughlin. And seems to be in a generally better state of mind most of the time.

    • Hanley H. Bonynge

      By a lot, I mean five years. I thought Couglin was 80 or something for some reason.

      • 12thMan_Rising

        only 5 years. sure seems like it should be at least 15, but it’s not. kinda weird, huh?

  • All Coug’d Up

    Carroll will be re-signed soon, as long as the Hawks do their thang this season! Even if he eventually retires before that extension is up, the organization will put him in a position to finish out his career as a coach in Seattle if they make the NFC Championship or Super Bowl this season and next.

    • 12thMan_Rising

      Even once Pete retires from coaching, I could see him remain with the team in some president or vice-president capacity. This entire organization has been built around him. Its tough to imagine him ever just walking away from it.