Not a lot of people expected the Seattle Seahawks to be as good as they've been after losing so many of their former Super Bowl-winning players. But Pete Carroll helped will his team to the playoffs with yesterday's win, and now it looks as though he is getting a big reward for Christmas.
According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, the Seahawks are giving Carroll a multi-year contract extension that will keep him through 2021.
The move follows last night's 38-31 win over the Kansas City Chiefs, which clinched a spot in the playoffs.
Schefter also noted that the 67-year-old Carroll will be 70 years old when his new contract expires.
The Seahawks' 2018 season began with the loss of stars CB Richard Sherman, FS Earl Thomas, and SS Kam Chancellor.
Following the Seahawks' win over the Chiefs on Sunday night, Carroll's coaching record with the Seahawks is now 88-54-1.
His overall coaching record is now 120-85-1.
The win also gave Carroll his seventh playoff appearance and seventh consecutive winning season with the Seahawks.
The Seahawks finished 9-7 in 2017, but missed the playoffs after losing three of their last four games.