By: Maeshaila Boggan 4/22/2021 12:00AM EST
That’s right Steelers fans, your head coach Mike Tomlin is locked in for another three years in the 412 with you.
In 1969, the Steelers hired then 37-year-old Chuck Noll to help turn around the franchise. The Steelers have only hired just two other coaches since hiring Noll and that is Bill Cowher (1992) and Mike Tomlin (2007). Within all three eras, the Steelers have won 6 Super Bowls, 8 conference titles and 24 division titles. Noll already has a bust in Canton, Ohio and Cowher will have his bust presented in the Hall of Fame this summer. Tomlin, who signed a three-year extension on Tuesday, will most likely join them one day in football immortality.
Tomlin’s 145 regular season wins are four behind Cowher and 48 behind Noll for the franchise record. If his teams average 12 wins per season, Tomlin will tie Noll’s regular season streak during his final season under contract
Tomlin’s 153 total wins are eight behind Cowher and 56 behind Noll. Assuming that the 2021 Steelers can continue Tomlin’s streak of non-losing seasons, he will pass Cowher at some point during the upcoming season.
With another Super Bowl appearance, Tomlin would become the 11th head coach to reach at least three Super Bowls. The list also includes Dan Reeves (four), Belichick (nine appearances), Shula (six), Landry (five), Noll (four), Marv Levy (four), Gibbs (four), Walsh (three), Parcells (three) and Holmgren (three). Another Super Bowl berth would put Tomlin one appearance behind Noll in Steelers history.
With another Super Bowl win, Tomlin would become the 14th head coach to win multiple Super Bowls. Noll, Belichick, Landry, Shula, Gibbs, Parcells, Shanahan, Coughlin, Vince Lombardi, Bill Walsh, George Seifert, Tom Flores and Jimmy Johnson are the only head coaches in NFL history to win multiple Super Bowls.
“The standard is the standard” is one of Tomlin’s famous lines. With that being. the time for the Steelers to win it all is now. In order for Tomlin to touch any those names he must make another appearance and come out with a victory in the Super Bowl.