With an uncapped year in the works (the first in the NFL since 1993) Carroll’s free agent options this March are looking pretty bleak. Those with value are likely to be restricted and retained by their current teams.
Plus, it’s no secret that the draft won’t be enough to rebuild the failing squad.
Carroll has a penchant for persuading former colleagues and even mentors to join him wherever he is; this has been no exception in Seattle.
With no other options and owner Paul Allen’s money readily available (probably), Pete Carroll has started aiming his sights at NFL superstars he coached into fruition at USC.