The Pittsburgh Steelers announced that coach Mike Tomlin has agreed to a three-year contract extension; his contract will be extended until the 2024 NFL season.
The 49-year-old goes into his 15th season as the Steelers head coach after taking over before the 2007 season.
"I am extremely grateful for this contract extension and want to thank Art Rooney II and everyone in the organization for the support in my first 14 seasons," Tomlin said in a statement. "We have a goal of winning the organization's seventh Super Bowl championship, and I couldn't be more enthusiastic about this upcoming season."
Because of the extension, Tomlin is likely to stay on until Roethlisberger retires. There is no succession plan in place for the future Hall of Fame quarterback, but Tomlin's signing of the extension indicates that he plans to be involved in the process when Roethlisberger retires.
The decision is in keeping with the franchise's history of supporting its coaches. Since 1969, Pittsburgh's only three head coaches have been Chuck Noll, Bill Cowher, and Mike Tomlin.