Steelers extend Tomlin's contract through 2021 - Metro US

Steelers extend Tomlin’s contract through 2021

FILE PHOTO - Dec 23, 2018; New Orleans, LA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin against the New Orleans Saints during the second half at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Tomlin signed a one-year contract extension on Thursday, keeping him as the Pittsburgh Steelers coach through at least the 2021 season.

Financial terms were not released.

“Mike is one of the most successful head coaches in the National Football League, and we are confident in his leadership to continue to lead our team as we pursue our goal of winning another championship,” Steelers president Art Rooney II said.

Tomlin became the Steelers’ third head coach since 1969 when he was hired on Jan. 22, 2007. Like Chuck Noll and Bill Cowher before him, Tomlin has led the Steelers to multiple Super Bowl appearances, winning Super Bowl XLIII in 2009.

“I am very appreciative of this contract extension and opportunity and want to thank Art Rooney II and everyone in the organization for the support in my first 12 seasons,” Tomlin, 47, said. “We have a goal of winning the organization’s seventh Super Bowl championship, and I couldn’t be more excited about this upcoming season.”

The Steelers have won six AFC North Division championships under Tomlin, and he has a 125-66-1 career record.

He was the youngest coach to win a Super Bowl.

Tomlin and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger have 115 regular season wins together, the fourth most in NFL history.

–Field Level Media

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