Report: Seahawks and HC Pete Carroll agree to multi-year contract extension

Nov 8, 2020, 7:55 AM | Updated: 9:43 am
Seahawks HC Pete Carroll...
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Seahawks and Pete Carroll agreed to a contract extension. (Getty)

The oldest head coach in the NFL will apparently be sticking with the Seahawks for a few more years as ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Seahawks and Pete Carroll have come to terms on a new multi-year contract extension.

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Carroll, who turned 69 in September and is in his 11th season with the Seahawks, was signed through the 2021 season. According to Schefter’s sources, Carroll will be with the Seahawks until the 2025 season and the contract will make him one of the highest-paid coaches in the league, if not the highest-paid coach in the league. Carroll will turn 74 years old during the 2025 season.

Per Schefter, no one in the Seahawks organization was willing to verify his report, and there has been no official word that the deal is done. There had not really been any rumblings that this kind of a move was in the works aside from Carroll saying he wanted to coach for five more seasons.

Since taking over as both Seahawks head coach and executive vice president in 2010, Carroll and general manager John Schneider have led the team to its best run in franchise history. Since the duo came to the Pacific Northwest, the Seahawks have made the playoffs every season but 2011 and 2017 and have appeared in two Super Bowls, winning one in 2013, which was the first title in team history.

Carroll is the winningest coach in the franchise’s history, entering Week 9’s game with the Bills at 106-60-1 and four NFC West crowns.

Once again here in 2020, Carroll has his team looking at not only another playoff berth but in the driver’s seat for the NFC West title and perhaps another Super Bowl appearance and win. The Seahawks are 6-1, which is tops in the NFC. Seattle is one of three teams with one or fewer losses, joining the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs and the NFL’s lone undefeated team in the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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