Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll will turn 71 in the 2021 season. At some point, Seattle will have to replace him. For the record, I don’t want Seattle to have to replace Carroll. He has been the best head coach in Seahawks history and should help lead Seattle back to the postseason this coming year.
For anyone at this point to argue that Pete Carroll is not the best Seahawks coach ever is simply a person not liking Pete for whatever reason. Carroll has the most wins (124 – Mike Holmgren is second with 86) in Seattle history, best winning percentage (.648 – next closest is Chuck Knox at .559 so it isn’t close), most playoff wins (10 – Holmgren is next with 4) and led Seattle to its only Super Bowl win.
But at some point sooner rather than later, Seattle will have a new coach on the sidelines. Carroll will be missed, whether you love him or hate him. He’s been a good coach. Seattle will likely still have a very talented roster for another coach to take over so whoever does replace Carroll will have very little argument that the team isn’t good enough to win.
Coaches who could replace Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll one day
But what kind of coach should the Seahawks pursue. Carroll was a long-time NFL coach on some kind of level and then went back into the college ranks and was very good at USC and transitioned smoothly to the NFL, thank goodness.
Would Seattle try to go the same route again? Or would the Seahawks try to get an experienced NFL coach who would take on an experienced roster? The decision could set up Seattle for success or failure over the next 5-8 years.