Since the 2015 regular season ended, several NFL teams have made changes to their coaching staffs and during that process several interviews with potential candidates took place. Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley, however, was never interviewed for any of those head coaching positions and now we know why.
“It’s my understanding that Todd Haley, for example, told people he was not interested in any head coaching jobs this year and so there was no publicly stated interest in him,” wrote Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette during his Wednesday online chat.
This past October, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported that Haley was expected to receive ample consideration from the Miami Dolphins for their head coaching position after the 2015 season ended. That never materialized, however, and the Dolphins wound up hiring former Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase a few weeks ago to be their new head coach.
Will Haley ever be considered a head coach candidate in the future? It’s possible, but in all likelihood it will depend on the success the Steelers have in 2016. Currently, they are one of three favorites to win Super Bowl LI, so because of that, expectations will be high next season for the Steelers offense.
Prior to arriving in Pittsburgh, Haley was the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs from 2009–2011 during which he compiled a 19–27 record that included a playoff loss to the Baltimore Ravens in the 2010-2011 season.