Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports that the Seahawks will turn their attention to signing HC Pete Carroll to a long-term extension now that they’ve locked up GM John Schneider to a five-year extension.
There had been some speculation that the Rams could pursue Carroll to be their next head coach, considering that he has ties to Southern California. However, Mike Garafolo mentions that this talk is “unwarranted”, and the Seahawks and Carroll are expected to get a deal in place at some point.
It’s likely that Seattle will make Carroll one the highest paid head coaches in the NFL once they have an agreement in place.
Carroll, 64, was hired by the Seahawks back in 2010. Since taking the job, Carroll has led the team to a record of 60-36 (62.5 percent) to go along with four playoff appearances, two trips to Super Bowls and a Championship in 2013.
Carroll is currently in the final year of his contract.
We’ll have more regarding a new deal for Carroll as the news is available.