Steelers extend Mike Tomlin’s contract through 2020 season

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Unless something crazy happens between now and then, Mike Tomlin will remain the Pittsburgh Steelers’ head coach through the 2020 season.

The team announced on Friday that it has signed Tomlin to a two-year extension.

“I am pleased to announce we have extended Mike Tomlin’s contract through the 2020 season,” Steelers President Art Rooney II said in a statement, via the team’s official website. “Mike continues to prove he is one of the top head coaches in the National Football League. We appreciate the leadership that Mike has provided over the last 10 seasons, and we are confident and excited to have him continue to lead our team as we focus on winning another championship.”

Tomlin, who has coached the Steelers since the 2006 season, was originally signed through the 2018 campaign. The long-time head coach has posted a 103-57 mark with two Super Bowl appearances and one title during his stay in the Steel City.

In an NFL where coaching changes have been the norm, Pittsburgh is an exception to the rule. Should Tomlin coach out the remainder of the contract, the team would have then gone through a total of three head coaches over a 52-year span. That’s simply amazing. And it speaks to the continuity of the organization.