Pete Carroll and Seahawks agree to a contract extension

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Pete Carroll had stints with the New York Jets, New England Patriots and the USC Trojans of the University of Southern California (USC). He then signed with the Seattle Seahawks as a head coach and executive vice president back in 2010.

Now, his expiring contract that was signed six years ago was renewed by the Seahawks.

According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the contract extension will run through 2019. This deal came two days after the Seahawks extended the expiring contract of general manager John Schneider. The manager’s deal is reportedly for five years. This contract makes Schneider in the list of those highest-paid GMs in the NFL, a source told ESPN’s John Clayton.

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With Carroll’s new deal, he will be 68-years-old when his contract expires. This is due to the fact that he is the league’s oldest coach at 64 right now. Seattle seems undaunted about that matter as they re-signed the coach to a 3-year deal.

Just like Schneider, Carroll is also among those highest-paid HCs in the NFL. It is because he was reportedly earning $9 million a year in his old contract that was just extended.

The Seahawks have won 60 regular season games over the last six years with Carroll and Schneider at the helm. It is notable that in the NFC, only the Green Bay Packers have more wins than them.

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Carroll is the only head coach that led Seahawks to the Super Bowl twice and won the only Super Bowl title in the franchise. He is also one of only three coaches in football that both won a college football national championship and a Super Bowl.

The recent moves made by the Seahawks would likely keep them in contention in the years to come.

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