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Pittsburgh Steelers: Tomlin signs new deal through 2027

The 52-year-old took over the coaching job in 2007

Mike Tomlin

Mike Tomlin has signed a three-year contract extension to remain head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The new deal sees Tomlin commit to the Steelers until 2027 and means his long stint in Pittsburgh could go beyond 20 years.

Steelers president Art Rooney II said: “Mike Tomlin’s leadership and commitment to the Steelers have been pivotal to our success during his first 17 years as head coach. 

“Extending his contract for three more years reflects our confidence in his ability to guide the team back to winning play-off games and championships, while continuing our tradition of success.”

The news ends months of speculation regarding Tomlin’s future following a season that again ended in play-off disappointment when the Steelers lost to the Buffalo Bills in a wild-card game.

Pittsburgh have not won a play-off contest since 2016 but, on the flip side, they have not had a losing season since Tomlin was hired in 2007.

He said: “I am appreciative for this contract extension and thankful for Art Rooney II for his support during my first 17 years in Pittsburgh. 

“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.

“I am very excited to get the 2024 season underway and provide our fans with a memorable year.”

The Steelers have been active over the close season, particularly at quarterback, with new signings Russell Wilson and Justin Fields now competing for the starting position. 

Kenny Pickett was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles while Pittsburgh also acquired inside linebacker Patrick Queen.

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Jon Fisher

Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.