UNITY TWP., Pa — The Mike Tomlin extension talk has been moving quickly after Tomlin admitted yesterday he had not thought about it at all. But who will actually be the man that ends up deciding if Tomlin gets that extension? Well, it won’t be Omar Khan.
When speaking to the media on Thursday, Khan admitted that he had nothing to do with the fact that Tomlin could be kept or not. However, he does anticipate both of them staying together and building a relationship that will allow him and the team to grow together.
“That’s not my department, but I anticipate Coach and I are going to be together here for a long time,” Khan said. “He and I have a great relationship both personally and professionally. That’s not my business, that’s his. Not my department, but I anticipate us both being here for a long time.”
Mike Tomlin noted yesterday that he simply did not think much about an extension. With only two seasons left on it, he could be due for one after receiving a three-year extension in 2021. Regardless, the Steelers are moving forward without the extension for Tomlin, for now.
“Wow, I hadn’t even thought about,” Tomlin said. “I’m just at the stage of my career where I don’t care about contracts, to be honest with you, man. I acknowledge that I’ve seen more days than I’m gonna see. That’s just the nature of this thing. I appreciate the opportunity. I’m singularly focused. I’m thankful that I’m in a stage in life and in my career that that’s a non-issue for me.”
Tomlin is entering his 17th season as the Steelers head coach and has a 171-102-2 career record, including the postseason. He is second all-time in Steelers history with 258 games coached, 163 wins and is first with a .636 winning percentage.