Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is heading into the final year of his contract and work is reportedly underway to make sure that’s not the case when it comes time to play the 2016 season.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Seahawks and Carroll are working on an extension that would extend his stay with the team he coached to the first Super Bowl title in franchise history. There’s not much reason to believe that those talks will result in anything other than a deal.
Curtis Crabtree of PFT and KJR points out that Carroll was asked about his contract on several occasions during the season and the coach answered by saying that he wasn’t worried about it because he “was in great shape.” Carroll is 60-36 since becoming Seahawks coach in 2010 and has led the team to the playoffs five times, including the last four seasons.
He’s also already among the best-paid coaches in the league, so keeping him at that level shouldn’t prove to be a stumbling block as the two sides work toward a new agreement.