The Pittsburgh Steelers have ended a looming storyline before training camp has officially started, agreeing to a one year extension with head coach Mike Tomlin.
“I am pleased to announce we have extended Mike Tomlin’s contract through the 2021 season,” said Steelers President Art Rooney II in a released statement. “Mike is one of the most successful head coaches in the National Football League, and we are confident in his leadership to continue to lead our team as we pursue our goal of winning another championship.”

Tomlin embarking on his 13th season as Steelers head coach, was always going to get extended this summer, it was just a matter of how long. The one year extension gives Tomlin three years of job security while also an opportunity to bet on himself in 2019.  A big season would surely lead to a 2-3 year extension next summer and see Tomlin get near the $10 million a year payday his inner circle believes he’s worth.

Tomlin is scheduled to earn around $7.5 million this season. [/hide]