Since taking over as owner of the Seattle Seahawks following the death of her brother, Paul, last October, Jody Allen has already had to make a few key decisions for the future of the franchise.
The Seahawks gave head coach Pete Carroll a contract extension in December and made quarterback Russell Wilson the highest-paid player in the NFL last week.
“Jody is in charge of the organization now,” General Manager John Schneider said at Wilson’s press conference last week. “She’s our boss. It was great. She was super supportive. She was super involved. She was awesome.”
Allen had to sign off on the inclusion of a no-trade clause in Wilson’s deal, which agent Mark Rodgers has said was a key aspect of getting Wilson’s extension completed
“We wanted him to be here for life, right? So, it’s something that I needed to discuss with Jody and it’s something that’s part of the negotiation. There’s a lot of different components in negotiations and that was just one of them,” Schneider said.
Now Allen will be a part of overseeing her first draft as chairman of the team. Schneider said on Monday that Allen was meeting with them later in the afternoon to be walked through the process as they continue toward finalizing their draft board.
“Jody is coming over this afternoon,…