The Steelers made an excellent move as they extended the contract of head coach Mike Tomlin that will keep him with the Steelers through 2016.
Financial details of the deal, signed Tuesday, were not disclosed. Tomlin’s previous contract ran through the 2013 season.
Team president Art Rooney II called Tomlin one of the best coaches in the NFL, and it would be hard to argue with that after the 40-year-old has gone 55-25 in five seasons with the Steelers.
He’s won three AFC North titles, two AFC championships and the 2009 Super Bowl.
The team made Tomlin a surprise selection to replace Bill Cowher following the 2006 season. Under Tomlin’s guidance the Steelers have consistently been among the best teams in the league. The Steelers have ranked first in defense three times during his tenure and averaged 7 Pro Bowl selections a year.