Dec. 24 (UPI) — Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks had been thought-about by many to be in a rebuild 12 months after shedding key personnel and starting the season with back-to-back losses to the Denver Broncos and Chicago Bears.
Carroll and the Seahawks turned their fortunes round shortly, and it earned the longtime Seattle head coach a contract extension.
Sources informed ESPN that the Seahawks signed Carroll to a multi-year extension via 2021 on Monday.
League sources informed the NFL Community that Carroll will earn $11 million yearly, placing him among the many highest-paid coaches within the NFL.
“I’m excited to announce that we’ve prolonged Head Coach Pete Carroll via the 2021 season,” Seahawks chair and trustee of the Paul G. Allen Belief Jody Allen mentioned in a press release. “This may proceed the championship tradition that we’ve created in Seattle.”
Carroll is the winningest coach within the workforce’s historical past with an 88-54-1 document within the common season. He has a 9-5 document within the playoffs and guided the Seahawks to 2 Tremendous Bowl appearances, together with the franchise’s first championship win in Tremendous Bowl XLVIII.
“So grateful to Jody and the group,” Carroll mentioned in a press release. “I really like this workforce and could not be extra proud to signify the 12s.”
Carroll’s extension via 2021 could be his 12th season with the workforce, making him the longest-tenured head coach in franchise historical past. Mike Holmgren (1999-2008) at the moment holds that honor together with his 10 years of teaching the Seahawks.
Carroll and the Seahawks combated offseason teaching adjustments and the departures of serious defensive gamers in free company, together with All-Professional cornerback Richard Sherman. The workforce added defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr., offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer and offensive line coach Mike Solari to the teaching workers this season.
The Seahawks (9-6) defeated the high-powered Kansas Metropolis Chiefs (11-Four) on Sunday evening and clinched a postseason berth for the sixth time within the final seven seasons regardless of the offseason adjustments and youth of the roster.