Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has a new gig. The league announced on Tuesday that Tomlin has been selected to the league’s competition committee by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Tomlin has been on the sub committee since 2009, but his promotion comes after the Arizona Cardinals fired Ken Whisenhunt at the conclusion of last season.
“Coach Tomlin will bring additional strength to the committee from the coaching perspective,” Goodell said in the statement. “Mike has strong, perceptive views about the game and is effective in expressing them. We look forward to his contributions to the committee’s ongoing mission to improve the game.”
Tomlin joins Falcons executive Rich McKay (the committee’s chairman), Rams coach Jeff Fisher, Cowboys executive Stephen Jones, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis, Giants owner John Mara, Packers president Mark Murphy, Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome and Texans general manager Rick Smith on the competition committee.
Naturally, Tomlin was humbled and honored by his selection.
“I am humbled and honored to be selected to the competition committee by Commissioner Goodell,” Tomlin said. “I am excited for the opportunity to help maintain and strengthen the NFL game, and I look forward to contributing any way that I can.”
Tomlin is a fiery head coach, so he will surely be heavily involved in meetings and be banging the table to support his ideas on how the committee can continue to improve the game.