Pete Carroll gets contract extension with Seahawks

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Head coach Pete Carroll led the Seattle Seahawks to their first Super Bowl victory in a dominant 43-8 victory over the Denver Broncos in February.

Now he has a shiny new contract to go along with the Lombardi Trophy.

The Seahawks announced a press conference for 10:30 a.m. PT Friday morning but didn’t specify the reason in their release. A league source confirmed to PFT that the press conference is to announce an extension for Carroll, who took over as head coach of the Seahawks in 2010. The contract extension was first reported by Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

The five-year deal Carroll signed when coming to Seattle from the University of Southern California was set to expire at the end of the 2014 season.

Carroll has led Seattle to the playoffs in three of his four seasons as head coach, including the victory in Super Bowl XLVIII. Along with general manager John Schneider, Carroll has completely rebuilt the Seahawks from a team that had won just nine games in two seasons in 2008-2009. They found a franchise quarterback to replace Matt Hasselbeck in Russell Wilson and put together the best defensive unit in the league last season.

The Seahawks earned the 1-seed in the NFC with a 13-3 record and defeated the New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers on their way to New York. The victory over the Broncos gave the Seahawks their first championship in the 38-year history of the franchise.

With Carroll’s extension now out-of-the-way, a pair of defensive stars are likely next up to cash in on the team’s success. Safety Earl Thomas and cornerback Richard Sherman are both set to enter the final year of their rookie contracts and are prime candidates for contract extensions this offseason as well. The team has nearly $15 million in cap space available and is in a position to potentially take care of both players this offseason.

While quarterback Russell Wilson has outperformed his rookie deal as well, he cannot be given a new contract until after next season.

55 responses to “Pete Carroll gets contract extension with Seahawks

  1. Nice. In contrast to other Seattle teams (Mariners) its nice to have an owner that is willing to pay money.

  2. Gotta give him credit for turning Seattle around so quickly AND winning a super bowl. It wasn’t long ago that he won a couple BCS championships and we all know how rare it is to be successful in both college and pro.

  3. This guy should have been coach of the year. Took a team of misfits & scrubs to the super bowl. Them guys bought in 100% and that’s what its all about !

  4. He should be the highest paid coach.

    Not because he earned it, it’s so that Harbaugh can create have more mutiny with Trent Baalke in San Fran when he wants to get more.

  5. You have to respect what Pete has done….but only because the Niners were there first and he’s modeling his team after them.

    Patrick Willis knows you better than you know yourself, Pete.

  6. I feel great for Pete. People say he ran from USC because of the sanctions involving Reggie Bush. People say he runs a dirty team because of suspensions they’ve had. Those people are just insecure and dull. The truth is a head coach isn’t responsible for what his players do off the field and if you think they are your living in a fantasy land. Does your boss know what you do at home?? More evolved people say this guys got a system and a mentality that puts a fierce competitive team on the field. I got news for you, if the haters would get off their high horse they would see that the Seahawks are the best football to watch. Big plays, big personalities and big hits. Oh yeah, and a big shiny trophy.

  7. Thank you Pete Carroll for bringing pro football back to Seattle after the seemingly endless Jim L. Mora err-a.

  8. Should be the first $10 million a year coach. He did it his way, with his vision, and differently than anybody else. He ignored the conventional wisdom and outsmarted the entire NFL. Carroll has supplanted Belichick as the smartest guy in football. Now everyone will be doing it the Seahawk way.

    Congratulations to one of the best human beings in the sport.

  9. The Seahawks earned the 1-seed in the NFC with a 13-3 record and defeated the New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers on their way to New Jersey. The
    victory over the Broncos gave the Seahawks their first championship in the 38-year history of the franchise.


  10. He earned every penny. Likely a monster deal from the richest owner in the nfl. 4 more years of success. Glad to have ya

  11. At this point, Paul Allen would glady give PCJS a zillion dollars and a practice facility on the moon if they asked for it.

    Go ‘Hawks

  12. The Seahawks need to better identify the biggest contribute to their recent success and give him a well deserved raise. No not John Schneider, Scott McCloughan, or Pete Carroll. But that instrumental figure who is solely responsible for being the arcitect of a SuperBowl winning team. Their distributor of banned performance enhancing substances and provider of “contaminated” cups.

  13. And all the NFL utters a deep and longing sigh. The New Dynasty is ready for its decade ownership of the NFL as the greatest coach in NCAA and now NFL history is locked and loaded to win 6 more Lombardi’s!

  14. They’re gonna be dangerous for one more year, then the contracts come due and the league will once again see Pete Carroll’s character emerge – and the Seahawks will slide back into obscurity.

  15. All the ped and weed jokes aside, he’s done a hell of a job and deserves it. He’s gone from thought of as a below average coach to possibly hall of fame consideration if he can add a couple more titles. He annoys me to no end but I respect what he’s done.

  16. Saints had to play Seahawks in Seattle… Can’t wait till Hawks have to come to the dome…. It’s not gonna be pretty for them I can tell you that.

  17. I love reading pathetic fans post. As a Hawks fan, these were the arguments/issues against the Hawks this year:

    1. They can’t win on the road.
    2. They started winning on the road
    3. People wanted better quality of wins
    4. They haven’t won a SB
    5. They won a SB
    6. Now the league fixes games

    Other fans can get annoyed w/ Hawk fans b/c we were so stoked about our team, but we have to deal w/ some stupid fans of other teams.

    This contract is good for Pete, good for the team, and good for Seattle.

    Go Hawks!!!

  18. Notice it was done with no drama or “secret feud” stories being written with “inside sources” providing scoop. The 49 ers could learn a thing or two from the Seahawks about how to run the admin side of an organization

  19. Seahawks would get DESTROYED in the Superdome… Seahags are only good with their piped-in crowd noise lol

  20. Yeah, your wimpy Saints played 8 quarters against the Seahawks this year and got beat 57-22, and half those 22 were in garbage time against the Seahawks back-ups. I’m sure being in a dome would make up for that 35 point difference. Maybe Jimmy Graham would actually have 2 catches in that game.

  21. Saints have been better overall at home and on the road than the Hags in the last several years… Saints have staying power… Watch the Hags implode like all the other poser teams lol

  22. He deserves it, I dont understand people that call him a cheater, the Reggie Bush thing for example do people really think Pete cut him a check? really? The PED supensions, first of all the only CONTRIBUTORS that got caught were Sherman and Browner and no matter what you think of the situation with Sherman he got off, besides no matter who did what I am sure Pete was not standing there with a needle. What he did do was take a 4 and 12 team and completely overhaul the roster, the first year out went 7 and 9 and happened to win an exciting playoff game, the next year they went 7 and 9 but were always competitive and fun to watch, then once he had a QB in place (one of the greatest draft picks of all time) they began a quick ascent up going 11 and 5 and winning a playoff game and nearly a 2nd one against Atlanta and then boom the next year they were the baddest team out there and won the superbowl. I mean it was an absolute blue print for how a new coaching regime should rebuild.

  23. No brainer – the guy has earned it.
    Love the division rivalry between SF and Seattle; only wish we could play each other 6x a year.

  24. He’s such a phony but that makes him perfect for this city and it’s fans. After all, it’s funny how all of a sudden there’s this huge Seattle following when before him it was crickets. Or should I say more like roaches scattering when the lights are turned on…

  25. There will be no re-peat with that Super Bowl hangover… Can’t wait to see them implode

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