No, he’s not switching from hockey to football.
After the Steelers announced the hiring of Matt Canada as their offensive coordinator for the 2021 season, reports surfaced that, unlike the last time they hired an offensive coordinator who was previously their quarterbacks coach, the Steelers would be looking to replace Canada‘s role on the 2020 coaching staff. According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Steelers are speaking with former Giants quarterback coach and offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan about their open position.
The Steelers are talking to Mike Sullivan, a long-time former offensive coordinator/QB coach with the NY Giants and Denver Broncos, about becoming their QB coach, per source.— Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) January 26, 2021
Sullivan began his NFL coaching career in 2002 after making the jump from the college ranks where he had spent his entire career on the defensive side of the ball. The Jacksonville Jaguars defensive quality control coordinator in 2002, Sullivan switched to the other side of the line of scrimmage in 2003 as an offensive assistant. Sullivan spent six years as the New York Giants wide receivers coach before switching to quarterbacks coach for two seasons in 2010 and 2011.
After two Super Bowls with the Giants, Sullivan was hired as the offensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for two seasons before returning to New York as the quarterbacks coach in 2015. Sullivan was promoted to the offensive coordinator for the Giants for the 2016 and 2017 seasons before heading to Denver as their quarterbacks coach in 2018.
Sullivan spent last season as an administrator for Army, his alma mater, where he was director of recruiting.
With no requirements for the interview process set by the NFL, the Steelers may choose to interview multiple candidates or simply offer the quarterbacks coach position to whomever they choose.
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