Mike Tomlin named to NFL competition committee

By Josh Katzowitz | NFL Writer

Tomlin replaces Ken Whisenhunt. (USATSI)
Tomlin replaces Ken Whisenhunt. (USATSI)

The NFL announced Tuesday afternoon that Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has been named to the league's competition committee by commissioner Roger Goodell.

“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 fills the spot of former Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt, who was fired by Arizona following last season. Tomlin had served on the coaches subcommittee of the competition committee since 2009.

“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.”

Aside from Tomlin, the rest of the competition committee consists of 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.

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