It has long been believed that the first order of business for Pete Carroll upon returning to the NFL will be to invite Pat Kirwan to the party.
Kirwan worked with Carroll during Carroll’s ’90s-era NFL career, and Kirwan has since remained in the game via Sirius NFL Radio, NFL.com, and behind-the-scenes work for CBS.
Though Kirwan’s name had been back-burnered during the first 48 hours of Carroll’s tenure with the Seahawks, a league source tells us that Kirwan will be interviewed by the team for potential employment.
It’s unknown whether the Seahawks will be considering Kirwan for the position of G.M. or some other job in the front office. Regardless, if Kirwan comes aboard he’ll instantly become a key Carroll ally in the inevitable tug-o-war between Carroll and CEO Tod Leiweke. The greater Kirwan’s title and authority receives, the more likely it will be that Carroll will be running the show in Seattle.