Seattle Seahawks are staying committed to head coach Pete Carroll for the foreseeable future. According to multiple reports, Seahawks gave Carroll a five-year extension that runs through the 2025 NFL season.
While the numbers remain under wraps, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Carroll became “one of, if not the, highest-paid head coach” in the league.
While Seahawks didn’t publicly announce the extension, Carroll acknowledged his new deal during a chat with reporters ahead of Week 9 game against Buffalo Bills on Sunday. According to the 69-year-old head coach, the deal was in the works for a long time, but both parties wanted to keep the negotiations under wraps.
“For a gesture like this from Jody Allen and the organization and all, and then, at a time when everybody’s suffering and struggling and all that,” said Carroll. “It was something that has been in the works for a long time. I’m talking about way before all the issues that have happened, and so it finally came together. “
The new contract comes as a reward for Pete Carroll and the big job he has done to keep Seattle Seahawks as contenders. Despite losing impactful players almost every season and having little continuity besides quarterback Russell Wilson, Carroll still managed to put Seattle in a position to win games and compete on the highest level.
Carroll joined the Seahawks organization in 2010 and has since become the franchise’s winningest head coach with 106-61-1. During his tenure, Seattle missed out on playoffs just twice while winning one Super Bowl and playing in another one.