Time To Extend Mike Tomlin?

February 26, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With news that the Arizona Cardinals signed Ken Whisenhunt to a four-year contract extension, the question in Pittsburgh is whether or not the Steelers will approach head coach Mike Tomlin with a contract extension this offseason. 
Like Whisenhunt, Tomlin has coached his team to two division championships in three years and to a Super Bowl appearance, where Tomlin’s Steelers got the best of Whisenhunt’s Cardinals.  Unlike Whisenhunt, Tomlin is without contract extension.
Tomlin officially has two years left on his first contract, which pays him $2.5 million.  Traditionally, this is the point of the contract where the Steelers have extended their head coach.  They signed Bill Cowher to three-year contract extension after the 2000-01 season following a three year absence from the playoffs.
After winning a Super Bowl in his second season, Tomlin seemed to be a lock for an extension after this season, but now that is not so certain. 

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