Seahawks owner Paul Allen confirmed that an extension has been agreed upon with HC Pete Carroll.
— Paul Allen (@PaulGAllen) July 27, 2016
Adam Schefter reports that the Seahawks and HC Pete Carroll have agreed to terms on a three-year extension that will keep under contract through 2019.
- Carroll was entering the final year of his contract.
After locking up GM John Schneider to a five-year extension, Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reported on Sunday that Seattle was turning their attention to Carroll, so this doesn’t come as much of a surprise.
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 was “unwarranted”, and that the two sides were working towards a deal.
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.
Although Carroll’s contract figures have yet to be made public, it’s likely that Seattle will make him one of the league’s highest paid head coaches.