The Seattle Seahawks have hired the 51-year-old Ferguson to take the General Manager position that became vacant in December 2002 when Mike Holmgren stepped down.
Ferguson brings 29 years of NFL experience. Ferguson spent the last seven years as the GM for the Arizona Cardinals. Before joining the Cardinals in 1999 Ferguson spent three seasons as Denver's director of player personnel.
Before his stint with the Broncos, Ferguson spent eight years with the Buffalo Bills in several front office roles. Before his move to Buffalo, Ferguson spent a year with the Dallas Cowboys handling their performance testing.
Seahawks Team President Bob Whitsitt was impressed with Fergusons experience, "You go back to Buffalo, he was very involved in that organization for a number of years and those teams that he was a part of ended up going to four straight Super Bowls. He spent three years in Denver. "He has great experience. He has worked with five different teams".
Ferguson started his NFL career with the Seattle Seahawks in 1975 as the teams Director of Sales and special events.
Ferguson is from Federal Way and lettered three times and earned all-Pac-8 honors his junior and senior seasons as a linebacker for the University of Washington.