Fox Sports NFL analyst Jay Glazer is reporting via his Twitter page that Seahawks President and General Manager Tim Ruskell is resigning today at a 10:00am Pacific press conference. There have been many recent rumors linking Mike Holmgren to the Seahawks general manager position next year. Ruskell’s resignation only adds credence to those rumors.
According to Glazer, Ruskell was told that owner Paul Allen did not intend to bring him back next year. Glazer’s Twitter post in full, “Tim Ruskell resigning as GM/Pres of Seattle, announce it 10 a.m. PC. asked bosses about his future, was told Paul Allen won’t bring him back.”
Ruskell is in his fifth season and in the final year of his contract as president and general manager of the team. In his first season, Ruskell helped construct a team that won a franchise-record 13 games and reach the Super Bowl before losing to Pittsburgh.
The Seahawks went 10-6 in 2007, their last year making the playoffs. Since then, the team has fallen on hard times. Seattle went 4-12 last year and is just 4-7 this season heading into Sunday’s home game against San Francisco.