Steelers reward Mike Tomlin with contract extension

Rufina Vignone
Agosto 5, 2017

The Steelers are known for their stability at the head coaching position.

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has signed a two-year extension that keeps him in Pittsburgh through the 2020 season, the team announced Friday.

Tomlin, 45, is only the third coach the Steelers have had since 1969, joining Chuck Noll and Bill Cowher.

The new extension for Tomlin will now run through the 2020 season.

Steelers President Art Rooney II was on hand during the signing of the contract extension to give a few words on the finalization of the deal.

In 2016, the Steelers won their final seven games of the regular season to finish 11-5 and win the AFC North. He reached 100 wins faster than any coach in franchise history, although Noll did not have 16-game seasons until his 10th year running the Steelers. "My first 10 years in Pittsburgh have been an fantastic experience for me and my family". I'm proud to call Pittsburgh home. He became the youngest coach in National Football League history to not only lead his team to the Super Bowl, but also win it when the Steelers defeated the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII. He went on to proclaim that those in charge of the team are "confident and excited to have him continue to lead our team" as Pittsburgh looks to win another championship during his tenure.

"My focus remains on the upcoming season and our goals remain the same as they are - to bring a seventh Super Bowl championship back to our city". OddsShark lists the Steelers at 12-1 to win the Super Bowl, tied with the Oakland Raiders for the second-best figure in the AFC. In his 10 seasons at the helm, Pittsburgh has been to three Super Bowls, won one, taken five division titles, never had a losing season and missed the playoffs on three occasions.

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