It's not often that a man reaches his professional peak at age 62, but that's exactly what Pete Carroll has done. And what's scary: More good times lie ahead for Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks.
They'll be awfully cozy the next few years at least, as Carroll and the Super Bowl-winning Seahawks agreed to a contract extension, per myriad media reports, that will be made official on Friday.
Carroll signed a five-year, $35 million deal back in 2010 that made him one of the better-paid NFL head coaches, and since then he has earned every nickel of it — finishing last season with his first Super Bowl title. He had been scheduled to enter the final year of his deal in 2014, but all that has changed. Expect him to be paid well north of $7 million per year in a deal that could make some eyebrows rise.
Alongside GM John Schneider, the dynamic duo have put together something special in Seattle. They took a solid foundation and built it up to unforeseen heights, constructing the model defense in the NFL right now. It was a supremely talented and confident group that took down Drew Brees and Colin Kaepernick at home in the playoffs last season, and held Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos — they of the 606 regular-season points scored in 2013 — to eight points in the Super Bowl massacre.
Carroll has amassed a 38-26 regular-season mark with the Seahawks, and 5-2 in the postseason. And with the bulk of that championship roster returning next season, the expectations are that they Carroll's Seahawks will compete and be the favorites for another title this coming season.
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