clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Seahawks extend head coach Pete Carroll’s contract through 2021 season

New, comments
NFL: Kansas City Chiefs at Seattle Seahawks Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Entering the 2018 season, on the back of a failure to make the playoffs last year, there was some talk about the future of Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, whose contract was set to expire at the end of the 2019 season. Could the oldest coach in the league be on his way out if the team falls apart? Will he retire?

Well the team didn’t fall apart. Seattle is in the playoffs as of Sunday night’s win over the Kansas City Chiefs, and Carroll’s contract has just been extended through the 2021 season.

The team announced the news on Monday.

“I am excited to announce that we have extended Head Coach Pete Carroll through the 2021 season,” said Jody Allen, Seahawks Chair and Trustee of the Paul G. Allen Trust. “This will continue the championship culture that we have created in Seattle.”

“So grateful to Jody and the organization,” said Carroll. “I love this team and couldn’t be more proud to represent the 12s.”

As far as the money? He’ll be one of the highest paid coaches in the league.

The greatest head coach in Seahawks history will be 70 years old when 2021 rolls around. He’s led this franchise to two Super Bowl appearances, a Super Bowl win, and winning records in all but two of his nine seasons here.

Next step is obviously to work on Russell Wilson’s contract, which does end after 2019.