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Stability has always been a staple for the Steelers, and that stability is evident today as the team announced Coach Mike Tomlin was signed to a three-year contract extension. The extension binds Tomlin to the team through the 2024 season.
“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.”
Tomlin, hired in 2007, will enter his 15th season with the team in 2021 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 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.”
Tomlin is the third longest active tenured head coach currently with a team. In 2020 he tied the late Marty Schottenheimer, joining him as the only two head coaches in NFL history to have 14 consecutive non-losing seasons to begin their NFL careers.
From the time he arrived in Pittsburgh, Tomlin found success. He became the youngest man 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. At the time Tomlin was 36 years, 323 days old. By winning the Super Bowl in only his second season as a head coach, he also became the fastest to win a Super Bowl title in Steelers’ history.
In 14 seasons Tomlin led the Steelers to seven AFC North titles, including 2020, nine playoff berths, and two Super Bowl (XLIII and XLV) appearances.
Tomlin has a 145-78-1 (.650) regular season record, to rank 12th in NFL history. The 145 regular season wins are tied for 21st overall in NFL history and are third most among active NFL coaches. In addition, his .650-win percentage in the regular season ranks second among active coaches, with a minimum of 100 games, in the NFL and ranks 11th in NFL history.