Tomlin signed to three-year extension

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Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin during the Steelers 20-13 win over the Cleveland Browns in 2019 (Photo Credit: Vince Butts-UMT Sports )

The Steelers have always valued stability when it comes to leadership, and that was evident today when the team signed Coach Mike Tomlin to a three-year contract extension.

The extension will keep Tomlin with the team through at least the 2027 season.

“Mike Tomlin’s leadership and commitment to the Steelers have been pivotal to our success during his first 17 years as head coach,” said Steelers President Art Rooney II. “Extending his contract for three more years reflects our confidence in his ability to guide the team back to winning playoff games and championships, while continuing our tradition of success.”

Tomlin, who was hired in 2007, will enter his 18th season with the team in 2024 and is only the third Steelers head coach since the 1969 season, joining Hall of Famers Chuck Noll (1969-91) and Bill Cowher (1992-2006) during that time frame.

“I am appreciative for this contract extension and thankful for Art Rooney II for his support during my first 17 years in Pittsburgh,” said Tomlin. “We are continuing to work diligently to get back to where we belong – sustained playoff success with the ultimate goal of winning the franchise’s seventh Lombardi Trophy.

“I am very excited to get the 2024 season underway and provide our fans with a memorable year.”

Tomlin has been a stabilizing force for the Steelers, now the longest-tenured coach in the NFL with the same team as he enters the 18th season.

Tomlin found success from the time he arrived in Pittsburgh.

He became the youngest head coach in NFL history to both coach in and win a Super Bowl when the Steelers defeated the Arizona Cardinals, 27-23, in Super Bowl XLIII, and at the time Tomlin was 36 years, 323 days old. That record stood until Sean McVay led the Los Angeles Rams to the Super Bowl in LVI.

In 17 seasons Tomlin led the Steelers to seven AFC North titles, most recently in 2020, 11 playoff berths, most recently in 2023, and two Super Bowl (XLIII and XLV) appearances.
Tomlin has a 173-100-2 (.633) regular season record. The 173 regular season wins are second most among active NFL head coaches and he has led his teams to victories in at least five home games in 16 of his first 17 seasons.

During his long tenure with the Steelers, Tomlin’s teams have never had a losing record, the only head coach in NFL history to begin a head coaching tenure with at least 17 consecutive non-losing seasons. That is the third-longest streak of .500-or-better seasons by a head coach in NFL history.

Tomlin, who is a member of the NFL’s Competition Committee since 2013, has also seen his players have individual success, with nearly 80 selections to the NFL Pro Bowl.

Source: Steelers.com

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