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Pete Carroll Out As Seahawks Head Coach

Former Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll looks on in the second half against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks announced that Pete Carroll will no longer be the team's coach after 14 seasons, and he will transition to an advisory role with the organization.

The 72-year-old had coached the team since 2010, taking them to two Super Bowls and winning one. Carroll said earlier this week that he planned to return next season and is not worn out from the job.

“After thoughtful meetings and careful consideration for the best interest of the franchise, we have amicably agreed with Pete Carroll that his role will evolve from the coach to remain with the team as an advisor,” the team said in a statement. “Pete is the winningest coach in Seahawks history, brought the city its first Super Bowl title, and created a tremendous impact over the past 14 years on the field and in the community.

"His expertise in leadership and building a championship culture will continue as an integral part of our organization moving forward. Pete will always be a beloved member of the Seahawks family.”

The Seahawks were 137-89-1 during Carroll's tenure.

He also had final say over roster decisions, something he never wanted to give up.

Current Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator and former Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn will be a top candidate for the job.

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This makes seven teams with head coach openings as Seattle joins the Los Angeles Chargers, Las Vegas Raiders, Tennessee Titans, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers and Washington Commanders.