Mike Tomlin's contract runs through the 2016 season, but if the Steelers endure another bad year in 2014, is Tomlin back for the last two years of his deal? And if the answer is no, would the organization consider bringing back Bill Cowher if the latter is interested in coaching again?
Under this scenario, if Cowher declines, would the club consider two other high profile names? Tony Dungy is a former Steeler and successful defensive coordinator with the club, maybe he would consider returning to the head coaching ranks. Nick Saban bailed on the Dolphins, but like Pete Carroll, may seek another NFL opportunity.