The Steelers have signed offensive coordinator Todd Haley to a two-year contract extension that keep him under team control through the 2016 season, according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Bouchette writes that the deal was completed “quietly,” so it’s not clear if an agreement was reached this week, or while the Steelers’ Super Bowl hopes were still alive.
Haley absorbed some criticism – notably from rapper Snoop Dogg – early in the season when the Steelers got off to an up-and-down start, but his offense recovered nicely, ultimately finishing second in the league with 411.1 yards per game. The unit, which put up 94 total points in a pair of back-to-back midseason contests against the Colts and Ravens, also ranked second in DVOA, per Football Outsiders.
With Haley locked up, the Steelers will work toward securing another key piece of their offense beyond the 2015 season, with the team expected to try to negotiate an extension with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger this offseason. Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review took a shot this week at estimating what a new contract for Big Ben would look like, and predicted an agreement in the range of five years and $100MM.