Updated: Apr 23
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The Steelers announced today that they've signed Mike Tomlin to a three-year contract extension, which will keep Tomlin as the Steelers' head coach through at least 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 released by the team. "We have a goal of winning the organization's seventh Super Bowl championship, and I couldn't be more enthusiastic about this upcoming season."
Once the news was announced this morning, a series of tweets came out from current and former players who were happy to see that Tomlin received a three-year contract extension.
Several media members also reacted to Tomlin's contract extension and praised the Steelers' organization's commitment to stability at the head coach position, as they've had just three head coaches since 1969 -- Hall of Famers Chuck Noll and Bill Cowher, and currently Tomlin.
Tomlin has a 145-78-1 (.650) regular-season record, which ranks 12th in NFL history with a regular-season record of 67 games over .500. Tomlin's 145 regular-season wins also are tied for 21st overall in NFL history and are third-most among active NFL head coaches. Tomlin joined Marty Schottenheimer this past season as the only two head coaches in NFL history to have 14 consecutive non-losing seasons to begin their NFL careers. Tomlin is also the winningest minority head coach in NFL history.
Despite Tomlin's success, he has struggled in the playoffs as of late, recording a record of 3-6 in the postseason since 2011. Tomlin is 8-8 in the playoffs and has two Super Bowl appearances, one of which he won in the 2008-2009 season. Being that the Steelers have just three playoff wins since 2011, many in the media questioned the Steelers' decision to give Tomlin a three-year contract extension.