Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Steelers HC Mike Tomlin’s new extension will include a pay raise that will leave him among the top 3-5 highest paid coaches in the NFL and all of sports.
The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Thursday that they’ve signed HC Mike Tomlin to a two-year contract extension that will keep him under team control through the 2018 season.
“I am pleased to announce we have extended Mike Tomlin’s contract through the 2018 season,” said Steelers’ President Art Rooney II. “Mike has proven he is one of the top head coaches in the National Football League, and we are confident he will continue to lead the team in our pursuit of another Super Bowl championship.”
“I very much appreciate this contract extension, but my sole focus has been and will continue to be meeting the challenges that lie ahead for the 2015 season,” Tomlin said. “These past nine years in Pittsburgh have been a wonderful experience for my family, and I look forward to pursuing what is the Steelers’ goal every year – bringing another Super Bowl championship to the City of Pittsburgh.”
Tomlin, 43, is entering his ninth NFL season with the Steelers as their head coach. His career regular-season record with the team is 82-46 (.641), which includes four AFC North titles, five playoff appearances and two Super Bowl berths (XLIII and XLV).