Coach Carroll is contracted through the 2025 season, but will be 70 on the 15th of September this year. Having been the Seahawks head coach since 2010, Carroll’s overall record is tremendous and makes him the most successful Seahawks coach of all time.
2021 will be his twelfth year in the post and feel like a really crucial one for the franchise. As with Russell Wilson, a good run into the playoffs would almost certainly ensure that the Seahawks continue on the same path as they are currently on and mean coach Carroll could well see out the full term of his contract.
Pete Carroll has led the Seahawks into the playoffs in nine of his eleven years as head coach. Failure to reach the playoffs would be the second such occurrence in five seasons and indicate the performance levels have at best plateaued and may even be in decline.
The Seahawks have won five divisional titles under coach Carroll’s leadership, but four of those came in his first seven seasons as the Seahawks HC. Whilst the Seahawks and Carroll compiled a tremendous squad of players in the first half of his tenure, on the surface, it appears as the more of the players that were the stars of the roster up until 2016 move on or retire there has been a leveling off in terms of achievement and maybe even a slight decline.
Hence why I see 2021 as a really critical one for coach Carroll and others, failure to reach the playoffs must surely put a question mark over his future as the Seahawks HC, whereas making the playoffs and winning at least one playoff game will cement his place and put any doubts as to whether coach Carroll is still the best man to lead the Seahawks out of our minds.