The Pittsburgh Steelers have announced they have signed head coach Mike Tomlin to a new three-year contract extension. Tomlin is now under contract with the Steelers through the 2024 season.
We have signed Coach Mike Tomlin to a three-year contract extension.— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) April 20, 2021
Team president Art Rooney II spoke of Tomlin’s extension. This from Teresa Varley of steelers.com:
“I am pleased to announce we have extended Mike Tomlin’s contract through the 2024 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 work to win another championship.”
As head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Tomlin has a regular-season record of 145–78-1 with a winning percentage of .650 in 14 seasons. Tomlin currently ranks 21st in NFL history in number of regular-season wins and 17th in winning percentage. With ten more victories, Tomlin could move to 18th on the victories list passing Bill Cowher, Steve Owen, and Joe Gibbs. As for the postseason, Tomlin has an 8-8 record with two Super Bowl appearances and one Super Bowl victory.
Tomlin also made a statement about his extension. This per Teresa Varley of steelers.com:
“I am extremely grateful for this contract extension and want to thank Art Rooney II and everyone in the organization for the support in my first 14 seasons,” said Tomlin. “We have a goal of winning the organization’s seventh Super Bowl championship, and I couldn’t be more enthusiastic about this upcoming season.”
Only the third head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers since the NFL merger, Tomlin tied Marty Schottenheimer last season for the record of 14 consecutive non-losing seasons to start his NFL head coaching career.
On behalf of BTSC, congratulations to Coach Tomlin, and here’s hoping for continued success into the 2021 season and beyond.
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