Having recently turned 69 years old, with just two years remaining on his contract with the Seattle Seahawks, it is fair to wonder if Pete Carroll’s nearing the end of his coaching career. However, it does not appear as though Carroll or the Seahawks have considered that possibility.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported on Sunday morning that Carroll wants to coach at least five more years, which could see Seattle negotiate an extension to add three more years to his existing deal.
From @NFLGameDay: #Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is showing no signs of slowing down. He wants to coach another 5 years, and the team wants to extend him sooner, rather than later. pic.twitter.com/scCWwO1Azq— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 20, 2020
Rapoport added that the Seahawks are eager to extend Carroll’s contract with the team sooner rather than later, which could mean negotiating an extension during the season—something Rapoport called rare for head coaches.
Now in his 11th season as Seattle’s head coach, Carroll is the winningest head coach in franchise history and passed 100 wins with the team in 2019. Through 10 years, Carroll has coached the Seahawks to eight playoff appearances, four NFC West titles, and two Super Bowl appearances, with one Super Bowl victory.
Should Seattle and Carroll manage to finalize an extension as desired, the team and head coach could stay together for 15 years by the end of the legendary head coach’s career.