The Seahawks are wrapping up interviews with their four finalists for the vacant general manager position and expect to narrow the field to two by the weekend, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Those two men then will meet with team owner Paul Allen, and a final decision will be made.
Omar Khan (Steelers), Floyd Reese (Patriots), John Schneider (Packers) and Marc Ross (Giants) were the four men who traveled to Seattle this week for interviews. New head coach/executive vice president Pete Carroll was a part of the process, sources said, spending multiple hours with the candidates.
Carroll’s comfort level with the GM is paramount in this search. Of the four finalists, the only one Carroll has ties to is Reese, who coached with him in Minnesota from 1985 to 1989.
Carroll remains interested in close friend and former NFL personnel executive Pat Kirwan to be a part of the organization, but sources said the NFL.com analyst wouldn’t be in a top personnel role. Instead, he would be an assistant to the head coach should he come to Seattle.
UPDATE: The Seahawks have in fact narrowed their search to two finalists, one of whom is Reese, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.