Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Friday, March 10— about your Seattle Seahawks
Week 4 of Seahawks General Manager John Schneider Discussing the Offseason with Dave Wyman and Bob Stelton
On Thursday, Seahawks General Manager John Schneider joined Seattle Sports 710AM duo Dave Wyman and Bob Stelton for the fourth installment of his show leading up to April's draft. In another week of addressing the questions surrounding the team, Schneider started the show discussing the process of retaining quarterback Geno Smith via extension.
"It was great," said Schneider. "His agent Chafie Fields who played at Penn State was a wide receiver there, and I scouted him coming out, we've always had a relationship. He played for the 49ers for a minute. He's just a really smooth, cool individual. He's got a really great presence about him. He's very easy to communicate with, he's not a guy that's going to get really upset in the heat of the moment. Every negotiation has its own storyline and its own set of issues that you need to work through. Chafie did a really great job and his partner Kevin of working through the issues. And we kept it really quiet, which I appreciate and the organization appreciates. We just kept things real and direct. We had good meetings, we met at the Combine three or four times with those guys and everything stayed as positive as we possibly could. They understand what we are trying to get accomplished; we understood what they are trying to get accomplished. Really impressed with his professionalism, and as an organization, I think we do a pretty good job of keeping things tight."
2023 Free Agency Tracker
Stay up to date with the 2023 Free Agency Tracker to view new additions to the team and those that have re-signed to stay in Seattle.
As Seattle prepares for the upcoming draft in April, Schneider discussed the process in evaluating prospects.
"Everybody's career is a movie," said Schneider. "It's a whole book, so with anybody that's at the combine, you're just starting. It's just part of their movie. There's a whole process these guys have to go through. Learning how to be a pro, learning a new offense, being a leader, coming into a locker room to compete with grown men. You have to be able to project where they're going and just look at 'Here's A, B and C part of their game'. You have to be able to say 'Okay, here's A, B and C. What's it going to look like at X, Y and Z'. What's the gap and where are they going to be - that's the study, that's the art, that's the projection that's involved especially with football. The ultimate team sport, 120 guys, how is this person going to handle all that? And how are they going to fit with everybody? Part of the puzzle."
Safeway Collaboration with Virginia Mason Franciscan Health nets $124,000 in Donations
In February, Safeway partnered with Seahawks to support Virginia Mason Franciscan Health by collecting donations from shoppers and fans at stores across Washington State the weekend of February 11-15. Safeway's support helped raise awareness and funds for VMFH Foundation's Healthy Heart Fund, and the collaborative effort yielded $124,215.46 in donations. Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett, who discovered a heart condition of his own as a young adult, also played a role.
Fans can still support and donate to the Healthy Heart Fund and receive a limited-edition Tyler Lockett T-shirt here. Proceeds support the work at the Center for Cardiovascular Health at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, including services to patients in treatment and groundbreaking cardiac research.
"We are grateful to Safeway and our community for supporting the Center for Cardiovascular Health during American Heart Month," said Jeanne Jachim, Chief Philanthropy Officer at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. "The funds raised are critical to providing services to patients in treatment and groundbreaking cardiac research."
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Signed the extension, but still ain't wrote back.
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Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic: Seahawks mock draft: Two Georgia pass rushers, LB help and a Heisman finalist QB.
Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic: Geno Smith ready to compete with, mentor any QB Seahawks draft.
Here at Seahawks.com, highlights from Geno Smith’s press conference as he reflected on his “incredible journey.”
Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith officially put pen to paper on a three-year contract extension at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton, Wash. on March 9, 2023.