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Mike Tomlin gets 1-year contract extension from Steelers
As Steelers players arrive for training camp with mattresses and pillows, it’s their coach who suddenly has a little more cushion.
The Steelers signed Mike Tomlin to a one-year contract extension, the team announced Thursday, keeping him under contract through the 2021 season. Financial terms were not disclosed, but the organization typically extends the head coach when he has two years remaining on his contract. This, though, is a relatively short extension for Tomlin, 47, as he enters his 13th season.
“I am very appreciative of this contract extension and opportunity and want to thank Art Rooney II and everyone in the organization for the support in my first 12 seasons,” Tomlin said in a statement via the team. “We have a goal of winning the organization’s seventh Super Bowl championship, and I couldn’t be more excited about this upcoming season.”
That’s one major question answered on the eve of training camp, following a season in which the Steelers missed the playoffs for the first time since 2013. Tomlin will address the media later Thursday afternoon, after the team’s annual conditioning test at Saint Vincent College.
“I am pleased to announce we have extended Mike Tomlin’s contract through the 2021 season,” Rooney said in the news release. “Mike is one of the most successful head coaches in the National Football League, and we are confident in his leadership to continue to lead our team as we pursue our goal of winning another championship.”