Mike Tomlin is arguably the most polarizing sports figure in Pittsburgh. From the outside, the narrative is that Tomlin has never had a losing season and the Steelers would be crazy to get rid of him. Fans of the Steelers, though, have been very loud in their displeasure for the team’s head coach, sighting the lack of playoff success over the last decade as well as how mediocre Pittsburgh as been for the better part of five years.
Regardless of how you feel, the likely outcome is that Tomlin will be here for the foreseeable future. Mike Florio of NBC and Pro Football Talk spoke about the Steelers and their head coach ahead of the Week 16 contest between Pittsburgh and the Cincinnati Bengals and said both sides are looking to work out an extension.
“[The Steelers] have no desire whatsoever to make a change at coach, and they have no reason to believe that Tomlin wants to go,” Florio said. “They’d actually like to extend his contract, which runs through the 2024 season. They’d like to get that done before next season begins.”
We all somewhat expected this to happen, but now it is all but confirmed that Mike Tomlin isn’t going anywhere.