For many in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ fan base, the time is now to rejoice.
Reports are swirling the team has decided to part ways with Todd Haley as the offensive coordinator moving forward.
Sources: The #Steelers are allowing OC Todd Haley to walk now that he’s out of his contract. Pittsburgh expected to have a new OC.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 17, 2018
#Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger has had incredible success with OC Todd Haley. But that relationship was not sustainable. Haley is out.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 17, 2018
From our Championship Wednesday coverage: #Steelers OC Todd Haley is out. Pittsburgh needs a new play-caller. pic.twitter.com/MekJLCPisV— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 17, 2018
If these reports are true, the Steelers will certainly be searching for a new offensive coordinator heading into the 2018-2019 season. The logical decision for the team would be promoting quarterbacks coach Randy Fichtner to offensive coordinator. Fichtner would be an easy transition, and has a great relationship with Ben Roethlisberger, but it would ultimately mean Roethlisberger would have a tremendous amount of control over the offense, compared to what it was with Haley at the helm.
Another option for the Steelers at this point would be to also consider promoting Mike Munchak to the offensive coordinator position, this coming after rumors of him turning down a second interview with the Arizona Cardinals swirled earlier Wednesday.
Either way, it looks as if the Steelers will be bringing in a new play caller next season, and the large majority of Steelers Nation couldn’t be happier.
Stay tuned to BTSC as more information is released on this story.
The Steelers have released a statement from Mike Tomlin stating the team has moved on from Todd Haley as the offensive coordinator.
#Steelers coach Mike Tomlin on OC Todd Haley: "I have made the decision to not renew the contract for offensive coordinator Todd Haley. I would like to thank Todd for his contributions to our offense the past six years, and we wish him the best in his coaching future."— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 17, 2018