Pittsburgh Steelers Extend Mike Tomlin’s Contract for 3 More Years

Pittsburgh will continue to rely on their master tactician

The Steelers announced on their website on Monday the extension of their coach Mike Tomlin for an additional 3 seasons. A no-brainer for their president Art Rooney II.

“The leadership and involvement of Mike Tomlin have been crucial to the success of our team during its first 17 years on our bench. Adding three more years to his contract shows our confidence in his abilities to guide the team to new successes in the playoffs and the Super Bowl while maintaining our culture of success.”

Tomlin and the Steelers, a lasting story
Present on the Pittsburgh bench since 2007, Mike Tomlin is entering his 18th season as head coach. This number reflects an impressive stability on the Steelers’ side as he is only the third different coach of the franchise since 1969! He even becomes the longest-tenured head coach in the same team in the NFL.
And success was not far behind. Mike Tomlin won the Super Bowl in 2009, just two years after his arrival, with the Steelers’ 27-23 victory over the Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII.
What’s next? 7 AFC North titles, 11 playoff appearances, and another Super Bowl appearance in XLV (lost to the Packers). Over 60% winning rate (173-100-2) and no season with a negative record.
Return to the Playoffs in 2024?
Mike Tomlin concluded the 2023 season with a new positive record and a playoff qualification for the Steelers. The 52-year-old coach approaches the new season with the same energy as when he started.

“We continue to work tirelessly to get back to where we are supposed to be. Regular playoff success with the goal of winning the franchise’s seventh Lombardi Trophy. I am very excited to start the season and give our fans a memorable year.”

With the arrival of Russell Wilson (QB), TJ Watt (LB) (the best defender in the NFL according to Aaron Donald), and a host of interesting players on both sides of the field, Mike Tomlin will certainly have many weapons at his disposal to make Pittsburgh stand out this season.