Seahawks expected to announce contract extension with coach Pete Carroll

Staff writerApril 3, 2014 

NFL Combine Football

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll answers a question during a news conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

MICHAEL CONROY — AP

The Seattle Seahawks will announce Friday morning an extension for coach Pete Carroll.

The Seahawks sent out a press release Thursday night announcing a 10:30 a.m. press conference Friday at their headquarters in Renton. They did not say why.

A source told The News Tribune the press conference is to announce a new deal with Carroll. The NFL Network first reported that the announcement would be an extension for Carroll, who was going into the final year of a five-year, $35 million contract he signed in 2010.

Carroll, a spry 62, led the Seahawks to their first Super Bowl victory in franchise history this past season.

Carroll is 71-57 in eight seasons in the NFL with three different teams -- the New York Jets, New England Patriots and Seattle. He left USC to join the Seahawks in 2010.

During last season, Carroll was asked three times if his contract had been extended. He chose to simply say, “I’m in great shape,” each time. At the NFL Combine in late February, general manager John Schneider was also asked about Carroll’s contract and chose not to address it.

Since arriving in Seattle, Carroll has won the NFC West Division title twice. His first season, the Seahawks were 7-9, which was good enough to take the division. Last season, the Seahawks were a league-best 13-3 before going onto to a 43-8 blowout of the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.

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