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Art Rooney II statement following Mike Tomlin extension

The Pittsburgh Steelers had a decision to make when it comes to their head coach, and the organization didn’t waste time getting Mike Tomlin a 3-year extension. The deal will keep Tomlin as the head coach until 2027, barring something catastrophic happening or Tomlin retiring from coaching.

Nonetheless, in the wake of the extension, Steelers Team President Art Rooney II released a statement on the team’s decision to keep Tomlin in the fold for the foreseeable future.

“Mike Tomlin’s leadership and commitment to the Steelers have been pivotal to our success during his first 17 years as head coach,” said Rooney II. “Extending his contract for three more years reflects our confidence in his ability to guide the team back to winning playoff games and championships, while continuing our tradition of success.”

Of course there will be push back from fans who feel the team has under achieved since Tomlin’s last Super Bowl appearance in Super Bowl 45, but Tomlin himself isn’t just appreciative of the deal but also understands what the extension means for him moving forward.

“I am appreciative for this contract extension and thankful for Art Rooney II for his support during my first 17 years in Pittsburgh,” said Tomlin. “We are continuing to work diligently to get back to where we belong – sustained playoff success with the ultimate goal of winning the franchise’s seventh Lombardi Trophy.

“I am very excited to get the 2024 season underway and provide our fans with a memorable year.”

With the Steelers preparing for Mandatory Minicamp this week, the extension with Tomlin is now something which won’t be a narrative or talking point as the team prepares for Training Camp at Saint Vincent college in Latrobe, PA. Instead, the focus can be on the team, roster development, and the preparation necessary for the Steelers to get back to playing championship level football.

Be sure to stay tuned to SCN for the latest news and notes surrounding the Steelers as they prepare for mandatory minicamp and training camp in July.


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