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Carl Peterson Not a Candidate in Seattle

At the beginning of the month, I passed along a few quotes from former Kansas City Chiefs GM Carl Peterson in regards to the open GM job with the Seattle Seahawks.

Basically, Carl had some interesting words on the job and wouldn't confirm nor deny his interest except to call it one of the top 10 jobs in the NFL and that Seattle was a nicer place to live than Kansas City (or Buffalo, or Cleveland).

Per Mike Florio of, there are ten candidates for the job and Carl isn't one of them:

Cardinals director of player personnel Steve Keim, Chargers director of player personnel Jimmy Raye, Eagles G.M. Tom Heckert, Ravens director of player personnel Eric DeCosta, Packers director of football operations John Schneider, Patriots senior football adviser Floyd Reese, Patriots pro personnel director Jason Licht, and 49ers director of player personnel Trent Baalke.

If you've only recently found Arrowhead Pride, then you probably don't know we did a fairly extensive review of possible GM candidates around this time last year. Jimmy Raye, Floyd Reese, John Schneider and Eric DeCosta were a few of the names we covered so it's pretty interesting to watch this thing from the outside looking in.

For now, it appears Carl will continue to wait for a job. He's said he's not retiring and plans to get back into the NFL even though he's currently the Chairman of USA Football, the governing body of youth football.

Unfortunately, the situation in Kansas City isn't helping his cause. The Chiefs have been below bad for three consecutive years now and there's always going to be a sect of people who will place that blame on the Chiefs former GM.

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