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With Mike Tomlin’s Steelers extension signed, the Russell Wilson vs. Justin Fields QB battle begins

One significant order of Pittsburgh Steelers business is squared away for the 2024 NFL season. Another is just beginning the sorting process, even if the franchise continues to insist otherwise.

That’s how Pittsburgh is moving into its most pivotal practices of the offseason, getting ahead of this week’s full-squad minicamp — and a quarterback battle between Russell Wilson and Justin Fields — by signing head coach Mike Tomlin to a three-year extension that will take him through the 2027 season. With Tomlin’s previous contract expiring after 2024, the new deal was a pressing item on ownership’s agenda, eliminating speculation about Tomlin’s job security as he enters what could have otherwise been framed as a lame duck season.