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Seahawks announce extension for coach Pete Carroll

04.04.14 at 2:19 pm ET

When the Seahawks return to the field in 2014 as the reigning Super Bowl champions, coach Pete Carroll once again will lead the team. And this time he’ll do so with more job security.

Carroll and the Sehawks reached an agreement on a three-year contract extension through 2016, the team announced Friday. Carroll was heading into the final season of a five-year, $35 million contract and, according to’s Ian Rapoport, the new deal will make Carroll one of the three highest-paid coaches in the NFL.

In his four years as the bench boss in Seattle, Carroll has led the team to a 38-26 record. The Seahawks 2013 Super Bowl victory was the first in the franchise’s history.

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