Steelers sign Tomlin to three-year extension

Posted July 24, 2012 @ 2:13 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The Steelers signed head coach Mike Tomlin to a three-year contract extension, the team announced Tuesday. Tomlin had two years remaining on his previous contract.

“We are pleased to announce that Mike Tomlin will remain with the Steelers for at least five more years,” Steelers’ president Art Rooney II said. “Mike is one of the top head coaches in the National Football League and we are thrilled he will continue to lead our team as we pursue another Super Bowl title.”

Tomlin is entering his sixth season as the Steelers’ head coach. He is the youngest coach to win a Super Bowl title.

“I am excited that I will continue to be the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers for years to come,” Tomlin said. “I am grateful to the Steelers' organization for the opportunity I have been given over the past five years to work and live in this great city, and I am excited to continue to work to bring another championship to the Steelers and the city of Pittsburgh.”

Tomlin’s deal now runs through the 2016 season. The Steelers have made the playoffs in four of Tomlin’s five seasons. His regular-season record is 55-25 and he has a 5-3 mark in the postseason.

The way we see it

Tomlin's smashing success early in his Steelers tenure ensured an extension, his second with Pittsburgh. The Steelers have had great stability on their sideline for more than four decades, with Chuck Noll (1969-91), Bill Cowher (1992-2006) and Tomlin (2007-present) the only head coaches for the franchise in this span. Pittsburgh again figures to be a strong contender in the AFC North in 2012.