Steelers Ink Coach Mike Tomlin To Three-Year Extension Through 2024

The Pittsburgh Steelers fell apart at the end of last season after setting a franchise record with an 11-0 start, but that hasn’t stopped them from moving forward with a new extension for head coach Mike Tomlin.

The club announced Tuesday that Tomlin has signed a new three-year extension that will keep him as the coach of the Steelers through the 2024 campaign.

Many have criticized Tomlin over the years for playing down to his competition, losing games the team should have won.

What can’t be denied though is Tomlin’s mark of success. Since taking over for Bill Cowher in 2007, the coach has a record of 145-78-1.

Tomlin led the team to an AFC North title his first season and to their sixth Super Bowl title in his second, defeating the Arizona Cardinals 27-23 in Tampa in 2008.

In 14 seasons with Tomlin as head coach, the team has never finished under .500 and has finished in third place just once.

Before Pittsburgh, Tomlin spent one season as the defensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings and five seasons as the defensive backs coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."

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      • Well, call me crazy but I trust the Rooney’s know how to run a franchise.

        What was the alternative? How do the Steelers upgrade at HC from MT? Seems like dumping a 9 in hopes of landing a 10. If he goes back to back losing seasons post Ben, then I’m with you, he’ll need to go.

        • Dan Rooney did. His son does not.

          He should be let go for the same reason Mike McCarthy was let go from the Packers years ago. Chronic underachievement in the playoffs.

          The replacement? A fair question. The Steelers HC job is one of the most attractive in all of coaching so they could pretty much have whoever they want. Who that exact person should be, I don’t know.

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