Mike Tomlin Signs Pittsburgh Steelers Contract Extension Through 2016
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has signed a contract extension through the 2016 NFL season.
The 40-year-old coach is entering the final year of his contract and the team had an option for 2013 but instead chose to reach suitable financial terms for an additional three years. While terms of the deal have not been released we’ll assume it was a high amount, Tomlin is currently the sixth-highest paid head coach in the NFL.
Tomlin in a statement regarding the NFL contract said:
“I am excited that I will continue to be the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers for years to come. I am grateful to the Steelers organization for the opportunity I have been given over the past five years to work and live in this great city, and I am excited to continue to work to bring another championship to the Steelers and the city of Pittsburgh.”
Steelers president Art Rooney II said of the teams successful contract negotiations:
“We are pleased to announce that Mike Tomlin will remain with the Steelers for at least five more years. Mike is one of the top head coaches in the National Football League and we are thrilled he will continue to lead our team as we pursue another Super Bowl title.”
When Mike Tomlin joined the Pittsburgh Steelers six years ago he because the youngest coach in NFL history to win a Super Bowl, defeating the Arizona Cardinals 27-23 in February 2009.
During his first five seasons with the Steelers coach Tomlin took the team to the playoffs four times including two trips to the Super Bowl.