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Steelers and Mike Tomlin come to terms on a 3-year extension

There has been a lot of talk about Mike Tomlin and his contract over the last year. Whether it was him walking away from the podium after the team’s playoff loss to the Buffalo Bills in the Wild Card Round of the AFC Playoffs, or the contract talks which ended before the season started last year.

Everyone has been throwing around terms like “lame duck coach” with Tomlin being in the final year of his contract, but that all ended when the Steelers and Tomlin came to terms on a new 3-year contract extension.

This is news which was expected, and it is good to finally have the deal done so the players, coaching staff, and organization can move forward with the knowledge of Tomlin being the team’s head coach until at least 2027. With that said, there will be people who are not happy about the extension given to Tomlin, considering he hasn’t won a Super Bowl since 2009.

Nonetheless, Tomlin’s resume speaks for itself, this per the Steelers official website:

In 17 seasons Tomlin led the Steelers to seven AFC North titles, most recently in 2020, 11 playoff berths, most recently in 2023, and two Super Bowl (XLIII and XLV) appearances.

Tomlin has a 173-100-2 (.633) regular season record. The 173 regular season wins are second most among active NFL head coaches and he has led his teams to victories in at least five home games in 16 of his first 17 seasons.

During his long tenure with the Steelers, Tomlin’s teams have never had a losing record, the only head coach in NFL history to begin a head coaching tenure with at least 17 consecutive non-losing seasons. That is the third-longest streak of .500-or-better seasons by a head coach in NFL history.

Tomlin, who is a member of the NFL’s Competition Committee since 2013, has also seen his players have individual success, with nearly 80 selections to the NFL Pro Bowl.

Be sure to stay tuned to SCN for the latest news and notes surrounding the Steelers as they prepare for Mandatory Minicamp this week, and training camp in July.


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