The heydey of the Pete Carroll era appears to be behind us with the Seattle Seahawks. After winning the Super Bowl in 2013 and returning the following year, the Seahawks have been a playoff contender in the year since but have been unable to make it back to the promised land. This season, the wheels seemed to come off as the Seahawks stumbled to a 7-10 finish and there have been grumblings all season long that Carroll could be done in Seattle, as could quarterback Russell Wilson.
As far as Carroll goes, the guy who has been in charge since 2010 will reportedly continue to be in charge in 2022. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen is reporting that Carroll and general manager John Schneider met with owner Jody Allen on Thursday and that “all systems are go” for the duo to return next season.
Yes, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and GM John Schneider met Thursday with owner Jody Allen but a well-placed source said it was usual end of season review, a look ahead and no job security talk.
All systems are go with Carroll, Schneider and QB Russell Wilson, source said.
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) January 16, 2022
While the shine might be off Carroll and many want a change at the top, it’s hard to argue with the results while he’s been the head coach. Along with two Super Bowl appearances, the Seahawks are 119-73-1, have been to the playoffs nine times, and have never won less than 7 games in a season.
As it should be! People crazy thinking you get rid of any of those 3 it’ll make the organization better! https://t.co/sROcqm9w0f
— Nino (@qdiggs6) January 16, 2022
For the crowd who lost their minds when I questioned why we hadn’t learned any updated after Seahawks ownership met with Carroll and Schneider. The legend @mortreport provides that clarity post meeting.
Clarity provided without needing to call a press conference. https://t.co/K8XtYFNkiO
— Jake Heaps (@jtheaps9) January 16, 2022
Your move, Russ https://t.co/ZqmQTEAQQk
— Sean Pendergast (@SeanTPendergast) January 16, 2022
The big question now is whether or not Wilson wants to remain in Seattle as well. The longtime QB has said he wants to stay with the Seahawks and has a no-trade clause but has also left the door open for a fresh start elsewhere.
#Seahawks QB Russell Wilson wants to explore his options, sources say. But will the Seattle brass be on board or will it mirror last offseason with the hope of running it back?
My story: https://t.co/v0CESrBiSz
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 16, 2022