Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll has been rumored to retire after the season, but the man who is young at heart isn’t ready for the rocking chair.
The Seahawks are trying to reach the playoffs once again, but that would require a win over the Arizona Cardinals and a loss by the Atlanta Falcons to the Carolina Panthers. Earlier on Sunday, there were reports that should that scenario not play out, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll could be on the sideline for his final game.
However, Carroll is taking those reports on directly, saying that he has no intentions of retiring. While we have seem plenty of coaches and players play coy about ending their career before deciding the other way, this seems like a reason to quash these conversations.
Carroll is 66 years old, the oldest active head coach in the NFL. He has been to the Super Bowl twice in Seattle, winning it all in a 43-8 win over the Denver Broncos back in Feb. 2014. The Seahawks could be looking at some serious roster changes in the upcoming months, with the potential losses of Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor, Earl Thomas, Michael Bennett, Cliff Avril, Sheldon Richardson and Jimmy Graham.
Some believed that would mean the end of Carroll’s tenure in the Emerald City, but that is apparently not the case. Seattle has a pair of potential head coaches on the staff in coordinators Darrell Bevell and Kris Richard, but both of them are expected to stay in town, perhaps waiting for Carroll to move on.