clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Report: Broncos remain interested in Mike Munchak for a coaching role in 2019

New, comments

Those hoping the Broncos were done with the Steelers offensive line coach after they coach Vic Fangio for their head coaching position will be disappointed to hear he is still a candidate for a role in Denver this year.

NFL: Pro Bowl-AFC Practice Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

While it had first appeared that the Pittsburgh Steelers would get to hold onto Mike Munchak for at least one more season after the Denver Broncos opted to name Vic Fangio as their head coach on Wednesday, that dream took a turn for the worse on Friday when it emerged that the Broncos were still interested in him for a coaching role in 2019.

With Munchak out of contract with the Steelers, he is technically a free agent and free to sign with any team, even for a position that is not an upgrade over the role he previously held in Pittsburgh.

Although unclear what job he is in contention for with the Broncos, it does not appear to be the recently vacated offensive coordinator position that became available after Gary Kubiak was fired on Friday. Most reports suggest they are interested in hiring Munchak as their offensive line coach.

The fact that his granddaughter lives in the Denver region is being sold as a reason for Munchak’s intrigue in a role with the Broncos and it would be understandable if he wanted to be closer to family. However, it should be expected that Pittsburgh will make a serious push to keep him as they have done in the previous years when other teams have tried to lure him away.