Steelers Ready to Give Coach Mike Tomlin an Extension?

With a Super Bowl already on his resume, a guy that might just get a new deal early is Steelers coach Mike Tomlin. Today’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette weighs in on Tomlin getting a new deal:

Mike Tomlin, halfway through his rookie coaching contract with the team, will get an extension before the 2009 season begins, if the Steelers hold true to their history. Tomlin has two years left on a four-year contract estimated at a total of $10 million that he signed when the Steelers hired him to succeed Bill Cowher in 2007. His average salary of $2.5 million per year was typical of what first-time NFL head coaches received. That amount could double in his next contract, according to agents who have knowledge of NFL coaching contracts.

It took Tomlin just two seasons to reach and win his first Super Bowl, and with the Steelers history of giving coaches extensions, it looks like they want to make sure to keep Tomlin happy, and will do so with a deal that will keep him here for a number of years to come.

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