Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has found great success in the NFL.
In the historic lineage of Steelers head coaches, Tomlin certainly ranks near the top.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are a proud origination of the NFL and have found success in nearly every decade
They are one of the outstanding franchises in this league and one that many others look up to.
The question that remains though, is Mike Tomlin a Hall of Famer?
Is Mike Tomlin A Hall Of Famer?
The Pittsburgh Steelers have had 16 head coaches throughout its history.
One of the greatest coaches ever, Chuck Noll spent his entire coaching career with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
He finished his career with four Super Bowl rings.
Noll was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1993.
Another great Pittsburgh coach, Bill Cowher, was there before Mike Tomlin.
Cowher, who won two Super Bowls with the franchise was just elected into the Hall of Fame in 2020.
Under Cowher, the Steelers won eight division titles, two conference championships and two Super Bowl victories.
His successor, Mike Tomlin isn’t too far off from him.
Bill Cowher only has 16 more career wins than Mike Tomlin and one less Super Bowl.
Mike Tomlin is a LOCK for the Hall of Fame.
— Adam Lefkoe (@AdamLefkoe) January 12, 2020
This was prior to the season.
The Steelers currently sit at 12-3 and just clinched the AFC North this past weekend.
Tomlin took over as the Pittsburgh Steelers head coach in 2007.
Based off the history of Steelers coaches and being inducted into the Hall of Fame, it appears as if Tomlin is a lock to be inducted.
However, there are some, such as Terry Bradshaw who doesn’t think he is a great coach.
Let’s take a deep dive into his accolades.
Tomlin’s Accolades As Steelers Head Coach
Mike Tomlin inherited a Super Bowl caliber team in 2007.
In 2008, he took the Steelers to the Super Bowl and successfully defeated the Arizona Cardinals.
He is one of eight coaches in NFL history to win a Super Bowl in their first two years.
He is the fastest coach in Steelers history to win a Super Bowl.
Two years later, he went back to the Super Bowl, but lost to the Green Bay Packers.
Most impressively, Tomlin has never had a losing season in his 14 years with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Mike Tomlin ties record with 14 straight non-losing seasons to open coaching career https://t.co/XQFPCmq8Xo
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) November 9, 2020
2019 might have been his most impressive coaching season, as he lost his starting quarterback in Week 2.
After Big Ben suffered an arm injury, he turned to Mason Rudolph and someone named Duck Hodges.
Yet, Pittsburgh still found themselves playing in meaningful games in December.
After the comeback win over the Indianapolis Colts, Tomlin clinched his 7th AFC North title.
Heading into Week 17, Tomlin has a record of 145-77-1 as a Pittsburgh Steelers head coach.
He is the winningest Black coach in NFL history and plans on adding to that total.
He is 8-7 in the playoffs and has a chance to improve upon that this year.
Coach Tomlin has a saying that goes, “I’ll tolerate you until I can replace you.”
Throughout his time with Pittsburgh, we have seen him deal with some interesting personalities.
Most notably, Antonio Brown.
Who, when they moved off of him, still found success with their offense.
Known for his tough persona and great coaching ability, Tomlin has found profound success in Pittsburgh.
His resume speaks for himself and he will one day find himself amongst the immortals in Canton, Ohio.NEXT: Should The Steelers Trade For Carson Wentz?