As news broke that Pete Carroll would no longer be the head coach of the Seahawks, Russell Wilson showed his appreciation for his former head coach.
Though these two had a difficult end to their time together in Seattle, it was nice to see Wilson praise his former head coach for what he did for his career and for the Seahawks. These two will forever be linked for bringing home the Seahawks' only Super Bowl to Seattle along with the entire LOB team in the 2013 season.
Despite the end of their run together following the 2021 season, Russell Wilson showed how much respect he still has for Pete Carroll. As much was made about how their relationship ended, no one can deny just how much they accomplished together. The two fed off of one another as well as any QB and coach duo.
Russell Wilson played with Pete Carroll for 10 seasons with the Seahawks
Russell Wilson said Pete Carroll is "One of the greatest ever", and shared a tweet from the NFL of Carroll hoisting the Lombardi Trophy, along with Carroll's impressive coaching statistics. Wilson showing appreciation for his former head coach is not surprising. The two shared a special bond together that can never be replicated.
Though they never were able to get back to another Super Bowl, their record together in Seattle is unmatched in franchise history. In Seattle, Pete Carroll and Russell Wilson were 104-53-1 in their time together as QB and coach of the Seahawks. Winning unbelievable games and taking the franchise to heights it had never seen before.
Wilson also wished Pete Carroll the best for what is next for his career and in life. Certainly, Wilson understands and acknowledges just who Pete Carroll is and what he has accomplished. Hopefully, for both Carroll and Wilson, the best is still yet to come for them in their careers and in their lives.