Since 2010, the Seahawks have had the same general manager and head coach: John Schneider and Pete Carroll.
Their jobs were to turn the Seahawks from a dysfunctional organization into an NFL powerhouse. John Schneider hailed from the Green Bay Packers, where he was an executive.
However, this wasn’t Schneider’s first stint with the Seahawks. He was actually the director of player personnel under Mike Holmgren back in the early 2000s.
Pete Carroll was brought on as not only the head coach but the vice president of football operations. Many questioned this signing after his failed stints with the Patriots and Jets. Let alone his scandal with USC. There were many question marks surrounding his signing and the power granted in the organization.
The Seahawks had one goal when they handed the reigns over to Schneider and Carroll, turn this organization around. Fortunately, they didn’t just turn the organization around. They brought the first-ever Super Bowl trophy home to Seattle in the 2013-2014 season. They have made the playoffs in 7 of the 9 seasons together.
It’s safe to say the ownership group made a smart investment in this pairing. Coach Carroll helped create a winning culture, where players can be themselves. John Schneider is known as one of the most aggressive GMs in the league. He is always in on the trades. Together they are have made for a powerful duo.
The intent of this article is to go through the 10 best draft selections under Coach Pete Carroll and GM John Schneider.
Note: I am only counting the players during their stint with the organization. What they accomplished outside of Seattle is not taken into account. Players are graded based on their draft position, Pro-Bowl appearances, positional value, longevity and overall production.