Sporting News ranks Seahawks John Schneider as NFL’s best GM

Seahawks GM John Schneider owns a laundry list of accomplishments that have turned Seattle into one of the more dominant teams over the last three seasons. 

It’s no surprise then that Sporting News – in a ranking of all 32 GMs across the league – named Schneider the NFL’s top guy. 

Per David Steele of Sporting News: “Back-to-back Super Bowls, with one win, are too much to ignore. Schneider has done a lot in a short time to put the Seahawks among the elite, and he’s doing a lot to keep them there: he found a way to keep Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner in a place and has achieved the balance of maintaing the core and knowing who to replace, and when.”

Steele doesn’t even mention the draft maneuverings of finding talent in later rounds. Players such as Richard Sherman (5th round), Kam Chancellor (5th round), K.J. Wright (4th round) and Wilson (3rd round), among others, have all played significant roles for the club. Even guys who are no longer with the team such as Byron Maxwell (6th round) and Malcolm Smith (7th round) contributed to their Super Bowl win over the Broncos. 

What’s scary is the Seahawks are primed to be great for at least the next couple years, with much of their core locked up through the 2017 season. 

Schneider certainly deserves his fair share of praise and recognition. 

(h/t Seattle Post-Intelligencer)