Pete Carroll agrees to contract extension, per report; press conference scheduled for Friday

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Seahawks have agreed to a contract extension with head coach Pete Carroll, reports Ian Rapoport. The team has announced a press conference for 10:30AM PST tomorrow (Friday). No details of the new deal have been released, but this had been expected at some point this offseason.

Carroll signed a five-year deal with the Seahawks for a reported $35M back in 2010. His contract status had been a topic in several of his pressers lately but he'd deflect those by saying "I'm doing great" with a wink and smile.

According to Forbes, as of 2013, Carroll had been the fourth highest paid coach in the NFL with his $7.0M salary, behind Sean Payton ($8.0), Bill Belichick ($7.5), and Andy Reid ($7.5).

Carroll's Seahawks are coming off of a dominating Super Bowl victory, his roster boasts the best defense in the league and an up and coming franchise quarterback, and is among the youngest in the NFL. I'd wager there's a good shot that Carroll will catapult to the front of the list as the highest paid coach in the NFL.

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I'll update with details as soon as they're announced. Regardless of the numbers, it's a well-deserved extension and great news for the franchise, whose goal is to keep the band together and make a bid for a repeat Super Bowl appearance in 2014. The club also quietly extended GM John Schneider through 2016 at some point in 2012, but that news wasn't released to the public until last June.

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