Steelers Extend Mike Tomlin's Contract Through 2018 Season

Steelers Extend Mike Tomlin's Contract Through 2018 Season

Veteran is one of NFL's longest-tenured coaches.

Published July 23, 2015

He's already one of the longest-tenured head coaches in the NFL.

And now the Pittsburgh Steelers have given him more time to deliver a Super Bowl championship to Steel City. ESPN is reporting that the Steelers have extended Tomlin's contract through the 2018 season.

Since assuming the helm of the Steelers as their head coach in 2007, Tomlin has led the franchise to a Super Bowl victory (2008), two AFC championship titles, four AFC North titles and five playoff appearances in eight years. Tomlin's 82-46 record with the Steelers is the best start by a coach in the franchise's history.

"Mike has proven he is one of the top head coaches in the National Football League, and we are confident he will continue to lead the team in our pursuit of another Super Bowl championship," Steelers president Art Rooney II told ESPN. 

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Tomlin, 43, is the sixth-longest-tenured coach in the NFL.

"I very much appreciate this contract extension, but my sole focus has been and will continue to be meeting the challenges that lie ahead for the 2015 season," Tomlin said. "I look forward to pursuing what is the Steelers' goal every year — bringing another Super Bowl championship to the city of Pittsburgh."

The Steelers are coming off an 11-5 season and AFC North title win, before losing to their division rival Baltimore Ravens in a wild-card playoff game. 

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla

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