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Report: Pete Carroll out as Seahawks head coach in surprising move

The Seattle Seahawks will move on from Pete Carroll heading into the 2024 NFL season.

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll talks with side judge Jim Quirk #5 during the second quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on January 07, 2024 in Glendale, Arizona. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The Seattle Seahawks reportedly will move on from Pete Carroll as head coach, per Adam Schefter. Carroll, the fourth-longest tenured active head coach and is coming off a good, but not great season, as his team just missed the playoffs after a 9-8 season, which equaled a third-place finish in the NFC West.

Carroll will move into an advising role with the team for the time being:

Carroll finishes his Seattle tenure with a healthy 137-89-1 record as the Seahawks head coach, which includes a 2013 Super Bowl victory. Carroll was the oldest coach in the NFL at 72 years old and now that distinction will go to the Patriots Bill Belichick for the time being.

Speculation is already swirling and quickly pin-pointing current Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn as Carroll’s replacement. Quinn was the DC when the Legion of Boom was at its height in Seattle and would be a popular choice to take over the team.

The league now has seven head coaching vacancies, with the Chargers, Commanders, Falcons, Panthers, Raiders, Titans, and now Seahawks. Quinn is the apparent frontrunner, but there are plenty of interesting names out there, including Jim Harbaugh, Mike Vrabel, Brian Flores, Ben Johnson, Raheem Morris, and Mike McDonald to name a few. The most interesting would be Belichick, who appears to be very close to being done with the Patriots.