Pete Carroll says that he hasn’t started thinking of retirement, despite reports to the contrary from earlier today.
Pete Carroll, who turned 66 earlier this season, has had one of his more tumultuous years with the Seattle Seahawks in 2017.
Carroll addressed the report today, saying that he “ain’t old enough to think about retiring.” To drive home that youthful exuberance, he sent the message via Twitter.
People talking about retirement… I ain’t old enough to think about retiring! 🕺
— Pete Carroll (@PeteCarroll) December 31, 2017
At 66, Carroll is the oldest head coach in the NFL, eight months ahead of New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. However, he still seems to have a ton of energy, and the Seahawks are still a talented club with a franchise quarterback. It would be somewhat surprising to see him step away at the end of the season, and this tweet makes it more unlikely, but it wouldn’t be unheard of.