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Steelers sign Tomlin to 3-year extension

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The Pittsburgh Steelers signed head coach Mike Tomlin to a three-year contract extension through the 2027 season, the team announced Monday.

The 52-year-old is entering his 18th season with the team.

"Mike Tomlin's leadership and commitment to the Steelers have been pivotal to our success during his first 17 years as head coach," Steelers president Art Rooney II said in a statement. "Extending his contract for three more years reflects our confidence in his ability to guide the team back to winning playoff games and championships while continuing our tradition of success."

One of the most respected coaches in the NFL, Tomlin fueled speculation after leaving a press conference when asked about his coaching future following a wild-card loss to the Buffalo Bills. However, the longtime coach - who had one year left on his contract - said he remained committed to the team in January.

"I am appreciative for this contract extension and thankful for Art Rooney II for his support during my first 17 years in Pittsburgh," Tomlin said Monday. "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 never had a losing season under Tomlin, who's helped Pittsburgh post a .500 record or better in a record 17 straight campaigns. He also won a Super Bowl with the team during the 2008 season. The Steelers, however, haven't won a playoff game since the 2016 campaign, having gone one-and-done four times in that span.

Tomlin has posted a 173-100-2 regular-season record in the NFL to go along with an 8-10 postseason mark. With Bill Belichick's departure from the New England Patriots this year, Tomlin is now the league's longest-tenured active head coach.

Tomlin's outfit was active this offseason, signing veteran quarterback Russell Wilson and second-team All-Pro linebacker Patrick Queen, among other players. Pittsburgh also traded for quarterback Justin Fields and dealt Kenny Pickett to the Philadelphia Eagles.

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