Pete Carroll will not resume his role as head coach of the Seattle Seahawks in 2024. However, there is a possibility that Carroll may continue to be associated with the Seahawks in a different capacity.
Despite concluding the regular season with a narrow 21-20 victory over the Arizona Cardinals, the Seattle Seahawks find themselves excluded from the playoffs this year. This outcome marks a significant letdown for a team that aimed to make strides during the previous offseason to challenge the NFC West leaders, the San Francisco 49ers.
Despite obtaining two first-round picks, including one in the top five, the team appears to have regressed.
This raises questions about Pete Carroll’s future as the coach of the Seahawks. He’s also already being linked to the Chargers, as most feel it’s a natural fit for the energetic NFL coach.
In response to a report by NFL.com’s Tom Pelissero suggesting that the Seahawks have contingency plans if Carroll were to “walk away,” the Super Bowl-winning coach has expressed his intention to stay.
“I do. I do,” Carroll affirmed when asked if he expects to continue as the Seahawks’ coach next season. However, the phrase “at this point” introduces an element of speculation, leaving some uncertainty about his role next season.
If Carroll returns for his 15th season with the Seahawks, it will not be as the head coach. Over the past decade, the team has experienced a gradual decline since winning Super Bowl XLVIII. While making the playoffs in seven of the last ten seasons, the Seahawks have advanced past the Wild Card round only four times, with the last occurrence in 2019.
Carroll has undoubtedly left an indelible mark as the Seahawks’ most successful coach, and his place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame seems assured whenever he is inducted.