Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has been named to the NFL Competition Committee by Commissioner Roger Goodell, the NFL announced on Tuesday.
Tomlin, who has served on the Coaches Subcommittee of the Competition Committee since 2009, fills the position on the committee held through the 2012 season by former Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt.
The Competition Committee studies all aspects of the game and recommends rules and policy changes to NFL clubs.
“Coach Tomlin will bring additional strength to the committee from the coaching perspective,” Goodell said. “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, who became the Steelers head coach on January 22, 2007, has compiled a 68-36 record in his six seasons, leading the Steelers to two Super Bowl appearances.
"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."
It is a good move by the league to add Tomlin, whose predecessor, Bill Cowher, served on the competition committee for several years prior to him retiring.