Steelers sign coach Tomlin to 3-year contract extension

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed head coach Mike Tomlin to a three-year extension that keeps him with the franchise through the 2024 season.

"I am extremely grateful for this contract extension and want to thank Art Rooney II and everyone in the organization for the support in my first 14 seasons," Tomlin said in a statement. "We have a goal of winning the organization's seventh Super Bowl championship, and I couldn't be more enthusiastic about this upcoming season."

Tomlin, one of the NFL's longest-tenured head coaches, was previously set to enter a contract year in 2021, but the Steelers have valued continuity with coaches more than any franchise in professional sports. Pittsburgh has hired only three head coaches over the past half-century: Chuck Noll (1969-1991), Bill Cowher (1992-2006) and Tomlin (2007-present).

"Mike is one of the most successful head coaches in the National Football League," Steelers president Art Rooney II said in a statement. "We are confident in his leadership to continue to lead our team as we work to win another championship."

During his 14 years in Pittsburgh, Tomlin coached the Steelers to seven AFC North titles, nine playoff berths, and two Super Bowl appearances, with Super Bowl XLIII culminating in a championship over the Arizona Cardinals. He was the fastest coach to win a Super Bowl championship in Steelers history and the youngest to coach and win a Super Bowl in NFL history at 36 years, 323 days.

Tomlin, 49, is ranked 12th in NFL history with a regular-season record of 145-78-1 (.650) and is 21st in NFL history in career wins, including third-most among active NFL coaches after Bill Belichick and Andy Reid. He hasn't had a losing season in his 14-year career in Pittsburgh and joins coach Marty Schottenheimer as the only two head coaches to start their NFL head coaching careers with such an achievement.