The Pittsburgh Steelers have announced they have extended the contract of head coach Mike Tomlin through the 2018 season. This move only makes sense as Tomlin has been unbelievably successful since taking over as head coach in 2007.
Tomlin has never had a losing record in his tenure with the team, and as stated by Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com, his 82-46 record in 8 seasons as head coach is the best start for any Steelers coach, and that is lofty company including Hall of Fame coach Chuck Noll and legendary coach Bill Cowher.
Tomlin's resume is more than just not suffering a losing season. He has helped steer the Steelers to two Super Bowls, winning one, and keeping them in the discussion of relevant NFL teams on a year-in and year-out basis.
The ultimate goal for any NFL head coach is simple: put the team in position to be successful, and Tomlin has done that since taking over as head coach. Despite criticism over time management, personnel decisions and the like, Tomlin is a great head coach, and the Rooneys seem to agree keeping him in the fold for another two years.