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The Pittsburgh Steelers just made it official. They extended their Head Coach Mike Tomlin for 3 more years and his tenure runs through the 2027 season. To this date, the Steelers only had 3 head coaches, the Hall of Famers Chuck Noll (1969-1991), Bill Cowher (1992-2006), and now Mike Tomlin who will stay as the 3 head coach heading into his 18 season with the team.

Shannon Sharpe and Chad Johnson discussed Tomlin’s extension with his team and what it means for the Steelers with their new QBs Russell Wilson and Justin Fields in place. Suffice it to say that Johnson has utter confidence that Wilson and Fields along with Tomlin will head the team to a respectable position this year.

I like Tomlin, said Ochocinco. “I like what he’s done with the organization over a period of time. Obviously there will be some down years, obviously when there are situations when you don’t have a quarterback in place or in play to be able to be successful.”

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The former Bengals receiver further pointed out, “I think this is a good year to extend Tomlin especially now that you have two quarterbacks in play with Russell Wilson being a starter. The future of the organization probably being Justin Fields based on how he plays, based on Russell Wilson going somewhere else after I know Russell Wilson is going to have a season that he’s going to have so.”

With both QBs acquired, Mike Tomlin would be expecting a blast of a season. He’s never had a losing season in his career, he’s led the team to two Super Bowls and has a 173-100-2 regular season record. Moreover, the coach also led his team to 7 AFC North titles and 11 playoff berths as well.

That is the reason why the Steelers owner Art Rooney II is excited to have Tomlin back with the team again.

Mike Tomlin and Art Rooney II’s 2 decade relationship solidified

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Rooney praised Tomlin’s commitment to the team and believes that he can achieve better things for the team with more playoff wins and more championship game appearances. And why not, Tomlin was the youngest coach to not only become the head coach for the Steelers but also lead them to a playoff win against the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII, that too at the age of 36.

“Mike Tomlin’s leadership and commitment to the Steelers have been pivotal to our success during his first 17 years as head coach,” said Steelers President Art Rooney II. “Extending his contract for three more years reflects our confidence in his ability to guide the team back to winning playoff games and championships, while continuing our tradition of success.”

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Tomlin decided to reciprocate his emotions by saying, “I am appreciative for this contract extension and thankful for Art Rooney II for his support during my first 17 years in Pittsburgh,” said Tomlin. “We are continuing to work diligently to get back to where we belong – sustained playoff success with the ultimate goal of winning the franchise’s seventh Lombardi Trophy.”

The Steelers’ current head coach led the team to have consecutive .500 or better seasons throughout his tenure, which ranks third highest in the NFL.