Mike Tomlin Expects Contract Extension From Steelers

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin in 2017
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin in 2017. Photo by Jason Pohuski/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9065822iv)

The Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has revealed that he doesn’t expect to leave the team following their playoff elimination. He insisted that his desire for the job has only “intensified”, hoping to take this desire into the next season.

“I expect to be back, and I would imagine that those contract things are going to run their course,” Tomlin stated at his end-of-season news conference. “Art [Rooney II] and I have a really good, transparent relationship. We communicate continually often. I don’t imagine it’s going to be an issue, and I imagine it’s going to get done in a timely manner at the appropriate time, but my mindset is to coach his football team.”

Back in 2021, Tomlin signed a three-year contract extension with the Steelers, due to expire this year. While rumors circulated in 2023 about Tomlin considering departing the Steelers, he dismissed such speculation, insisting that he never considered walking away from the role.