Tim Ruskell has resigned as president and general manager of the Seattle Seahawks.
Ruskell announced his resignation Thursday, weeks before his five-year contract with the team ends.
"Obviously there's great sadness today but I will leave here with great memories of this place and the people. It's been the people for me," Ruskell said during a news conference.
The team's ownership gave Ruskell full authority to shape the franchise soon after he arrived before the 2005 season.