The speculation in regards to Mike Tomlin leaving the Pittsburgh Steelers organization today has ended after the Steelers decided to extend his current contract through 2024. There is no way Ben Roethlisberger could be playing past the 2024 season so it puts an end to that speculation. Tomlin could be looking for a new quarterback to take over the reins from Ben Roethlisberger pretty soon. Ben Roethlisberger signed a one-year deal with the Steelers and I do believe he would be back in 2022 depending on how the 2021 season plays out. Ben would also have to stay healthy in 2021 too.
Mike Tomlin became the Steelers Head Coach on January 22nd, 2007. Ben Roethlisberger has been with Mike Tomlin ever since and they both did end up winning a Super Bowl together very early on, but the playoffs have not been friendly to them in the past 10 years. During their 10 year span together the Steelers have only won 3 playoff games. They have been together for a total of 13 seasons. Yes, they may have won a Super Bowl early on, but the Steelers need to start figuring out their playoff issues going forward.
No matter what you think of Coach Tomlin he has done an exceptional job with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Tomlin and Ben Roethlisberger deserve much more credit than they get with being a Coach and QB tandem in the NFL. They have been together for so long and have found success with each other.
Soon Tomlin will be left with the decision to replace Ben Roethlisberger which hasn't been done during his time in the NFL. It could be a very dark place for the Pittsburgh Steelers in order to find their future quarterback, but I don't think Art Rooney II and Coach Tomlin will let the Steelers fall off of the cliff. I believe they will figure it out soon.
With that being said Tomlin will find out real quick how good of a Head Coach he can be without Ben Roethlisberger at the quarterback position, but for now he still has his franchise quarterback for at least one more season.