The Green Bay Packers are shooting for the stars when it comes to their search for a new general manager. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, the Packers filed paperwork for permission to interview Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider for the same position but were ultimately blocked by the Seahawks.
The #Packers are swinging big on their GM search. Green Bay submitted paperwork for permission to interview #Seahawks Super Bowl-winning GM John Schneider, I’m told. The request for the Green Bay native was denied.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 6, 2018
Fans of Aaron Rodgers are probably collectively sighing in relief. After all, Schneider has done an awful job putting together an offensive line capable of protecting Russell Wilson, who’s been among the most-sacked quarterbacks in the NFL the past handful of seasons.
Still, it’s easy to understand why the Packers would be interested in Schneider. He has an eye for identifying talent on the defensive side of the ball, which is the biggest area of weakness in Green Bay right now.
But alas, the Seahawks are obviously not interested in breaking up the party they have right now, despite what appears to be a very tenuous time for the organization. Players like Kam Chancellor and Cliff Avril are likely going to have to retire due to injuries, and much of the roster has more questions than answers heading into the 2018 season.
Interesting times, indeed.