Rumors are already swirling regarding big changes with the Seattle Seahawks this offseason. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported over the weekend that the Russell Wilson-Pete Carroll partnership is likely coming to an end, which could mean the Seahawks moving on from one or both men as part of a big direction shift.

For what it's worth, the Seahawks head coach is pushing back on this notion. Via PFT's Mike Florio:

“The kind of conversations that we have behind the scenes are not in line with the rumors,” Carroll told reporters. “OK? There you go, they are not at all. We have been talking, we have been together and connected throughout this whole season. That’s why it’s easy to dismiss those at this time.”

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It's no surprise that Carroll would put on a good face and say this publicly. Also, perhaps Wilson is actually saying all the right things when it comes to their Seahawks future together.

But given all the trade speculation last offseason has been followed by a disappointing 2021 campaign, it's only natural to expect big changes ahead in 2022. That could mean Wilson demanding a trade, or perhaps Seattle decides to keep Wilson while going in another direction at head coach. Or maybe the Seahawks just blow it up entirely and get rid of both of them as they move on to a totally new era.

Carroll is under contract through 2025 and Wilson has two years left on his deal. It's not clear just what Seattle is going to do, but there's enough smoke surrounding this situation to expect something will happen.