The Seattle Seahawks missed the playoffs for only the fourth time under Pete Carroll, but the second time in three seasons. While there hasn’t been any major indicator that the Seahawks would part ways with the most successful coach in franchise history, the Ian Rapoport scoop revealed that Carroll’s contract is only guaranteed through the 2024 season, with an option for 2025 available to be exercised by the organization.
After the team’s 21-20 win over the Arizona Cardinals, Carroll very briefly commented on whether or not he’ll still be coaching the team next season. It’s important to note the “at this point” part of the answer.
Pete Carroll, asked if he expects to be back next season says “I do.” Then adds “at this point I do,”. pic.twitter.com/j5DLliSAPA— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) January 8, 2024
Rapoport’s article noted that Seattle’s ownership will be “evaluating and updating contingency plans in the event longtime coach Pete Carroll, now 72 years old, decides to walk away.”
Carroll will presumably have his Monday morning radio show on Seattle Sports 710 to potentially elaborate further, but perhaps for the first time since his arrival in 2010, there is absolutely no guarantee that Pete is the Seahawks head coach for the following season.