Seattle Seahawks fire offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer

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The Seahawks fired offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer

Green Bay was always seen as a potential option in Schneider's future, but his previous contract extension with the Seahawks in 2016 removed a clause that would have allowed the Wisconsin native to return to his home state and take over Packers if the opportunity presented itself.

Schneider has been in the position since 2010, playing an instrumental role in constructing a Seahawks team that have been perennial contenders over the past 10 years.

After the Seahawks' loss to the Rams in the wild-card playoffs, Carroll questioned the offense's ability to adapt to opposing defenses in the second half of the season. Schneider's current contract was signed in 2016 and went through the 2021 season.

Just a day earlier, head coach Pete Carroll said on his radio show when asked whether Schottenheimer would be back next season said, "We scored more points than any team in the history of the franchise", and told the media, "I'm counting on everybody coming back".

Schottenheimer had come under fire amid the late-season slump.

The Seahawks have extended general manager John Schneider, the team announced Tuesday.

"For the last decade, John and head coach Pete Carroll have formed a tremendous partnership and the Seahawks have established a successful, unique, and truly winning culture respected throughout sports", Seahawks chair Jody Allen said in a statement.

The Seahawks' offense set a number of franchise single-season records during the 2020 season.

With his track record, it is no surprise that the Detroit Lions were reportedly interested in luring Schneider from Seattle. "Citing philosophical differences, we have parted ways". "Great team, great ownership, coach Carroll, the city, the 12s, everything".

Schneider's extension received the seal of approval from quarterback Russell Wilson, who agreed with a Seahawks tweet that the GM was "the best in the business".

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