Current And Former Steelers Players React To Mike Tomlin Tuesday Contract Extension News

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Tuesday that they have signed head coach Mike Tomlin to a three-year contract extension. That news prompted a huge response on social media from both current and former players of his. Evidence of that response is below.

Tomlin has long been regarded as a players’ coach. Way back in 2012, a poll of 103 players from 27 teams conducted by correspondents from the Sporting News and players overwhelmingly voted Tomlin as the coach that they would most like to play for. In that poll, Tomlin received 31 votes, 21 more than New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, who finished second in the poll with 10.

“Certainly, I treat people fairly. I don’t aspire to treat everybody exactly the same,” Tomlin said from the 2019 NFL owners’ meetings as part of him answering a question about the perception he enabled former wide receiver Antonio Brown for several years prior to him being jettisoned via a trade. “That’s just the reality of how I function.”

Judging by the Tuesday response that you see below, Tomlin continues to have the respect of his players. He is as even-keeled as they come. As of Tuesday, it appears as though he’ll continue to be the Steelers’ head coach through at least the 2024 season.

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