Steelers Sign Mike Tomlin to Contract Extension
PITTSBURGH,PA – The Steelers have announced a one-year contract extension for Head Coach Mike Tomlin that will keep him with the team through at least the 2021 season. Financial terms of the contract extension were not disclosed.
“I am pleased to announce we have extended Mike Tomlin’s contract through the 2021 season,” said Steelers President Art Rooney II. “Mike is one of the most successful head coaches in the National Football League, and we are confident in his leadership to continue to lead our team as we pursue our goal of winning another championship.”
“I am very appreciative of this contract extension and opportunity and want to thank Art Rooney II and everyone in the organization for the support in my first 12 seasons,” said Tomlin. “We have a goal of winning the organization’s seventh Super Bowl championship, and I couldn’t be more excited about this upcoming season.”
Tomlin, 47, is entering his 13th season as Steelers head coach in 2019. In his 12 seasons as head coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Tomlin accomplished many things that have never been done in the team’s storied history. A franchise known for stability at the head coaching position, Tomlin ranks among the League’s longest-tenured head coaches following the 2018 season.
Tomlin became the youngest head coach in NFL history (36 years, 323 days) to coach in and win a Super Bowl when he led the Steelers to a 27-23 victory over the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII .
In his 12 years as head coach of the Steelers, Tomlin has led Pittsburgh to six AFC North titles, most recently in 2017, and has guided the Steelers to the playoffs eight times, including two trips to the Super Bowl (XLIII and XLV).
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