When the Pittsburgh Steelers have a head coach they like, they stick with him.
If Mike Tomlin lasts until the end of his new three-year contract extension Pittsburgh will have had three bench bosses in 55 years. According to Adam Schefter, the 49-year-old is now signed through 2024.
When Tomlin was 36, he became the youngest head coach in NFL history to both coach in and win a Super Bowl when the Steelers beat the Arizona Cardinals in 2009. He led Pittsburgh to their second championship in two years against the Packers at Super Bowl XLV in 2011.
During his tenure in Pennsylvania, Tomlin brought six AFC North titles, most recently in 2017, and has guided the Steelers to the playoffs eight times. Tomlin heads into the 2021 season, tied at 21 for most career-NFL wins with Pete Carroll, and is five victories away from passing his predecessor Bill Cowher. Pittsburgh ended 2020 on a sour note struggling down the stretch before being upset by Cleveland in the playoffs.
Over at FanDuel Sportsbook, Pittsburgh is the third favorite to win the AFC North at +360, +1700 to take the AFC crown, and +3400 to win the Super Bowl.
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