Rejoice Seahawks fans. The man who brought you your first Super Bowl win is reportedly working on a new deal, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com. Carroll is entering the final year of his contract and has repeatedly dodged questions about his contract status, saying just, “I’m fine. Thanks for asking.”

Speculation has been that Carroll might be tempted to jump ship and head back to L.A. to coach the Rams after his deal expired. Carroll is a California native, and still spends a lot of time down there.

 

This would be a major development for the Seahawks. Carroll has been instrumental in creating the winning culture in Seattle, as well as architecting one of the best defenses in NFL history. His ability to develop coaches and players is easily among the best in the NFL, and is increasingly important during a time when so many college players are being taught fundamentals at the NFL level.

The next shoe to drop, should Carroll sign, would be his partner-in-crime, John Schneider. Schneider also is entering the final year of this deal, but is not getting nearly the attention Carroll is for some reason. Schneider reportedly has a clause in his contract that would allow him to exit his deal and take a job with the Packers if the GM position became available.

Both Schneider and Carroll leaving the organization would be catastrophic. Coaches like Carroll, and GMs like Schneider are nearly as rare as Hall of Fame players, and the chemistry between the two men may be even more rare.

Carroll staying with the team would be a sign of stability that would help keep the championship window open as long as possible.

This is just a report at this point, but the complete lack of news on this topic was worth worrying about. The hope is this little wisp of smoke turns into a fire. Stay tuned.

4 Responses

  1. N-E-P-A-L! VIVA NEPAL!

    Let’s get them both extended for another 3 years! PC & JS are the best thing to happen to Seattle sports since the M’s won 116. It is a bit concerning that JS has his bags packed for GB at any moment, though.

    • SeattleGuy

      What good is 116 wins and then falling short in the post season?

      • N-E-P-A-L! VIVA NEPAL!

        That season was electric. What exactly have the M’s done since then?

      • SeattleGuy

        My point was that the fans would have traded those 116 wins for say 90 wins and a World Series title, don’t you think? And, yes winning is way more fun than losing, but at least Hawks fans haven’t had to wear bags over their heads in public like Saints fans in the day.

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