Seahawks extend Pete Carroll’s contract through the 2016 season

AP

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.

43 responses to “Seahawks extend Pete Carroll’s contract through the 2016 season

  1. Re: the tit-for-tat competition between the Seahawks and the 49ers….

    …..it’s your turn Jim and Trent

  2. Go ahead ya’ll, call him a cheater (t’s ridiculous people still go there). You really think that matters to us? We have a Super Bowl!

    I’m sure MANY teams would take Pete as their coach if given a chance. The two years before he came here, we were 29th and 30th in DVOA (ranking of NFL teams performance) and were #1 by his THIRD year while completely shredding the team and starting from scratch. Oh, and year 4? We were #1 in DVOA again and won a Super Bowl. Yep, certainly this all was because he’s a cheater, not because he’s simply a phenomenal football coach with an amazing approach that gets multi-millionaire athletes to buy-in 100%.

  3. Interesting that the Coach is the one who interviewed and got the GM Hired……Also the Coach is the boss and makes final football operation decisions. The GM does all financial tracking and player tracking/negotiations, but the final decision is left to the Coach.

    I wonder how many teams have that set up. Based on the fact that the tension between the Coach/GM is so big in SF, I am guessing they are not one of them. I bet Coach Jim H would want it so, though.

  4. Not unlike Jimmy Johnson, Petey knew all the talent that was coming out of college and after he was run out of LA, he drafted smart and was able to sign this talent on the cheap. Now they have a ring and pros being pros are gonna start asking for the dough and soon enough, with a few mega-contracts and more distance from the college game, Pete the genius isn’t gonna look so smart. Like JJ, he’s an average coach but good at evaluating talent. So all you cryhawks crowing “dynasty”, keep this in mind as your franchise fades into obscurity and the rest of the country starts mistaking Carroll for a minor character on “that Portlandia show up there somewhere.”

  5. Why only 2 years? I don’t like thd guy but seems they woulda given him a longer extension for the job he has done.

  6. I’m a Bronco fan, & I saw 1st hand what a well coached , well disciplined team can do if you don’t prepare well. No excuses, lets tote our ass whippin into the 2014 season! I respect Pete & the Seahawks, the well deserved 2013 Champs…

  7. People say that Pete was “run out of LA”. But while there “he” made USC into the powerhouse that it became. What is their record since he left? As good as it was during his tenure? It took four short years for him to take the Seahawks to the top of the NFL. What did your coach do during those four years? Hating on Pete, is only something that envious fans of other teams do. The league’s players voted Pete, as their favorite HC, last year, by a WIDE margin over number two. But, truth never stopped the biased from living in their fantasy world. Don’t imagine it’ll happen this time either.

  8. 10 years from now this team will be regarded the same as Gruden’s Tampa Bay Bucs. It’s why even in 2024 they won’t be on NFL’s Dynasty week lol. Will never be mentioned in the same breath as the Niners, Packers, Steelers, Giants, Patriots or even Cowboys.

  9. I’m a USC and Rams fan and and have a ton of respect for Pete Carroll. IMO he’s not the best X’s and O’s coach there is (still pretty darn good though) but he connects with players unlike any coach in the league. Buying into your system goes a long way as evidenced by them winning the SB.

  10. This is great news and all, but the fact that baseball season just started is still slightly depressing. Football can’t come fast enough.

  11. Pete probably got a 3yr/25.5m deal (8.5/yr). He is so confident of the validity of his system that he really doesn’t care whether it was a 3yr or 5yr contract deal. I think he likes short term deals because it helps him pay attention to the prize and “something to prove” for himself. Regardless, with the ongoing success with free agents and late round draft picks, the Carroll/Schneider team will be in SB contention for years to come.

  12. What I find interesting is the people who thought Pete would be a disaster as a coach, and they would write that he’d never win anything. Now they have to change their whining and say, “Well, maybe he won a Super Bowl but he can’t put a dynasty together.” And when he succeeds at creating a dynasty, they will probably cry, “Sure, it’s a dynasty but it is not the greatest dynasty ever.”

  13. Enjoy it while you can Seahawk fans. You have one more year of fielding a competitive team and then it’ll feel more like Coach Lewis Carroll as your team dives down the rabbit hole back to obscurity. Russell Wilson is the lowest paid starting quarterback in the NFL. These guys are gonna wanna get paid and then… just enjoy it now.

  14. thepftpoet says:
    Apr 4, 2014 2:24 PM

    Top 5 Coaches in the NFL :

    1. Mike Zimmer
    2. Bill Bellichick
    3. Jim Harbaugh
    4. John Harbaugh
    5. Andy Reid

    Top Quacks on pro football talk:
    1. thepftpoet
    2. logicalvoicesays
    3. that other Viking poster that has been unusually quiet lately but I have always thought to be thepftpoet using an alias

  15. brendank11 says:
    Apr 4, 2014 2:10 PM
    Go ahead ya’ll, call him a cheater (t’s ridiculous people still go there). You really think that matters to us? We have a Super Bowl!

    I’m sure MANY teams would take Pete as their coach if given a chance. The two years before he came here, we were 29th and 30th in DVOA (ranking of NFL teams performance) and were #1 by his THIRD year while completely shredding the team and starting from scratch. Oh, and year 4? We were #1 in DVOA again and won a Super Bowl. Yep, certainly this all was because he’s a cheater, not because he’s simply a phenomenal football coach with an amazing approach that gets multi-millionaire athletes to buy-in 100%. ——————————————————————————————————————————— there have been a lot of hawks getting caught for cheating just saying. don’t get me wrong the hawks have a great team, but pete is going to be known for cheating because he did cheat at the college level right?? yes and he ran to the nfl. if it quacks like a duck and looks like a duck?? probably a duck. so enjoy your ring your team is the superbowl champs. but don’t drink so much koolaid that your blind by pete’s history, and then complain when opposing teams fans call him a cheater. smh

  16. WOW! So much hate for Pete and the Hawks. Guess that’s what happens when a team is so good that opposing teams fans have nothing better to do than come up with unsubstantiated claims of pure ignorance. As much as you people claim to hate Seattle, you sure do talk about them non-stop.

  17. To take a garbage team and flip 50 of 53 players ijedi mind genius. Talent evaluation and coaching.

    Had Clemons not torn his ACL vs Skins in the 2012 seasons
    wild card, the Hawks would be going for a 3 peat.
    His pass rush cost us vs Atlanta and SF and Ravens stood no chance.

    Pete rules! Bte Lambert, the Stealers were the biggest
    Steroid users of the 1970’s and it’s well documented…

    May Mike Webster RIP but he was an abuser as were half the D and 1/4 of the Offense. The rest took amphetamines. I lived in Pittsburgh.

    Hawks go back to back!!

  18. The Seahawks wanted to keep Pete’s extension short-term so that they could give him another raise in the shortest amount of time that was reasonable. I really believe Pete will coach past 70. He doesn’t view it as a job but rather as an activity that is fun for him

  19. Congrats Mr. Carroll.
    You’re team is a breath of fresh air in the NFL – perhaps the most charismatic and entertaining group of players that I’ve seen is decades.
    Here’s to you and the Seahawks!
    Now, how about a re-PETE!

  20. Good for him. This is why the nfl is king, the seahawks and 49ers were a laughing stock for most of the last decade. Now the conference and most likely the league championship goes through those two teams. Pete Carroll and the Seahawks could never be emulated in at least 20-25 teams in the mlb, nhl or nba. And the rules of the nfl will also never allow them to become the yankees

  21. He has a window of one or two years with this group. You win the super bowl, every player on the team wants a raise. Does anyone really think Richard Sherman will take a hometown discount?

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