Winning the Super Bowl will keep Pete Carroll in Seattle for a few more years.
As expected, the Seahawks used a Friday press conference to announce a contract extension for their head coach. Carroll’s contract was set to expire after the 2014 season, but the extension tears up that year and keeps him under contract through the 2016 season.
At the press conference, General Manager John Schneider said that extending Carroll’s contract was a top priority of the offseason. Although the team knows they’ll need to deal with extensions for key players like Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas, Schneider said that keeping the Super Bowl champions together and competitive starts “at the top.” Schneider is also signed through the 2016 season.
Carroll said that the team isn’t satisfied with just getting one ring and that he feels there’s “a lot more to be done” in Seattle before he hands the reins of the team over to another coach.
“It’s not about what you just did. It’s about what you’re going to do now,” Carroll said.
Those aforementioned extensions for key players is going to be high on the list of things that the Seahawks need to do now that Carroll’s contract has been extended. If they’re able to do that, the Seahawks could wind up winning enough in the next few years to make another extension Carroll’s for the taking.