Pete Carroll gave a strong indication Monday that Seattle Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham will be back with the team for the 2017 season.

"I thought Jimmy had a terrific year," Carroll said. "He was explosive. He was dynamic. He blocked like he's never blocked before. He became a factor on the perimeter blocking stuff, and he's a highlight film. He's got so many big plays that he made during the year."

The Seahawks have three options with Graham this offseason. He's entering the final year of his deal and is due $10 million. None of that money is guaranteed, meaning that the Seahawks could free up the full amount in cap space if they were to release him.

The second option is to have Graham play out the final year of his contract.

And the third is that the Seahawks extend him before he reaches free agency next offseason. Carroll was asked about this specific possibility on Monday.