The Pittsburgh Steelers are confident that their current head coach, Mike Tomlin can lead them all the way to the Promised Land again giving him a two-year contract extension.
According to ESPN, the new figure is reportedly at $7 million per season, an increase of $1 million more than his previous salary of $6 million annually.
"Mike has proven he is one of the top head coaches in the National Football League, and we are confident he will continue to lead the team in our pursuit of another Super Bowl championship," Steelers team president Art Rooney II said in an official statement on Thursday.
Tomlin, 43, is one of the NFL head coaches who are among the youngest in the league. He is also one of the longest-tenured entering his eighth NFL season with the Steelers.
At $7 million per season, he’ll be one of the highest-paid coaches, too, tied with Jeff Fisher (St. Louis Rams), John Harbaugh (Baltimore Ravens), Tom Coughlin (New York Giants) and Chip Kelly (Philadelphia Eagles), who earn the same annually. Sean Payton (New Orleans Saints) and Pete Carroll (Seattle Seahawks) at $8 million per year and Bill Belichick (New England Patriots) at $7.5 million a year earn slightly more than Tomlin.
“I very much appreciate this contract extension, but my sole focus has been and will continue to be meeting the challenges that lie ahead for the 2015 season,” Tomlin said in a press release. “These past nine years in Pittsburgh have been a wonderful experience for my family, and I look forward to pursuing what is the Steelers’ goal every year -- bringing another Super Bowl championship to the City of Pittsburgh.”
Tomlin has a regular season record of 82-46 and a postseason record of 5-4. He has towed the Steelers to five of eight playoff appearances in his tenure and helped the Steelers win an NFL title in 2008 when they beat Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII.