For the second time in three years, the Seattle Seahawks are not going to play beyond the final week of the regular season. They finished the 2023 NFL campaign with just a 9-8 record, which was not enough to tow them to the postseason. That also left the future of Pete Carroll with the team as head coach in question.

For what it's worth, Carroll said during his press conference following a 21-20 road win against the Arizona Cardinals on Wednesday that he would love to return and coach the Seahawks for another season (via Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times).

The Seahawks finished just third in the NFC West division this season, but they looked competitive for the most part of the campaign. They had their big moments, including wins against the likes of the Detroit Lions and the Philadelphia Eagles, but a four-game losing skid from Weeks 11 to 14 greatly hurt the team's chances of earning a ticket to the postseason. Nevertheless, Carroll has done an admirable job at least in steering the Seahawks overall in his tenure as the team's head coach.

The Seahawks can change direction in the offseason and find a new man to lead the team as a replacement for Carroll, or they can just continue sticking with him and see whether there's success to be had in 2024 under the same head coach they have since the 2010 campaign.

In any case, Carroll's job security will be an interesting narrative to follow in the offseason among Seahawks fans.