The Steelers are reportedly talking about a contract extension with head coach Mike Tomlin.
That, in itself, is not a surprise. Tomln's contract runs through the 2010 season, so getting him a new deal and avoiding a similar issue to the one that happened with Bill Cowher is something the team should be looking to avoid.
But where do you start with the money?
Cowher is reportedly looking for $10 million per season to get back onto the sideline.
That would obviously be on the high end of the wage scale.
Of current coaches, Tennessee's Jeff Fisher, the league's longest-tenured coach, makes $5.5 million per season. Lovie Smith is getting the same salary to coach the Bears, while Bill Belichick is costing New England $5 million per season.
Tomlin currently makes $2.5 million per season, so it only makes sense that he'll be asking to move into the $5-million club.
Of course the team will likely argue that he hasn't been around as long as those three aforementioned coaches.