Russell Wilson had considerably of an up-and-down relationship with Pete Carroll. However the quarterback and coach duo loved some appreciable success over their 10 years collectively in Seattle, successful one Tremendous Bowl.
On Wednesday, Carroll held a press convention and confirmed that he “competed arduous” to stay the Seahawks head coach, however he in the end agreed to step down.
“I competed fairly arduous to be the coach, simply so you realize,” Carroll mentioned.
Carroll is predicted to stay with the group in an advisory function. Shortly after information of Carroll’s removing surfaced, Wilson took to social media to share his gratitude for the time he spent with Carroll.
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“One of many Best Ever,” Wilson wrote on X, previously Twitter. “‘Hold Taking pictures’ Coach. Grateful for the recollections. Pete Carroll Greatest is Forward.”
Carroll was one of many decision-makers who chosen Wilson within the third spherical of the 2012 NFL Draft. Carroll believed in Wilson sufficient to call him the beginning quarterback when he was a rookie. Wilson was chosen to the Professional Bowl in his first yr within the NFL.
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Seahawks chair Jody Allen launched a press release, saying the group and Carroll “amicably agreed” to alter Carroll’s function.
“After considerate conferences and cautious consideration for the most effective curiosity of the franchise, we’ve amicably agreed with Pete Carroll that his function will evolve from Head Coach to stay with the group as an [adviser],” Allen mentioned in a press release.
Allen additionally expressed gratitude for Carroll’s quite a few accomplishments over his 14-year tenure.
“Pete is the winningest coach in Seahawks historical past, introduced town its first Tremendous Bowl title, and created an amazing affect over the previous 14 years. His experience in management and constructing a championship tradition will proceed as an integral a part of our group transferring ahead. Pete will all the time be a beloved member of the Seahawks household.”
Carroll was the oldest energetic head coach within the NFL this yr at 72 years outdated. Carroll steps away from the sideline with a 170-120-1 total document between the Seahawks, New England Patriots and New York Jets.
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Final February, Wilson denied experiences that he referred to as for Carroll’s job when he was nonetheless the Seahawks quarterback. The report from The Athletic acknowledged that Wilson needed Carroll and Seahawks basic supervisor John Schneider fired a number of weeks earlier than Wilson was traded to the Denver Broncos.
On the time, Wilson reportedly needed Seattle to interchange Carroll with Sean Payton, who had stepped down on the time as head coach of the New Orleans Saints.
Fox Information’ Scott Thompson contributed to the report.
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