PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Steelers and coach Mike Tomlin have agreed to a new five-year contract that will keep him with the franchise through 2016.
Financial details of the deal, signed Tuesday, were not disclosed. Tomlin's previous contract ran through the 2013 season.
Team president Art Rooney II called Tomlin one of the best coaches in the NFL. The 40-year-old Tomlin is 55-25 in five seasons in Pittsburgh, winning three AFC North titles, two AFC championships and the 2009 Super Bowl.
The team made Tomlin a surprise selection to replace Bill Cowher following the 2006 season. Under Tomlin's guidance the Steelers have consistently been among the best teams in the league. The Steelers have ranked first in defense three times during his tenure and averaged 7 Pro Bowl selections a year.