Mike Munchak won't serve as the Broncos head coach in 2019 — but the team isn't done trying to pull him out of Pittsburgh.
Munchak was one of two finalists for the Broncos' head coaching vacancy, but they ultimately went with former Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio. Friday, however, reports circulated that the Broncos requested an additional interview with Munchak. The reports, however, did not indicate what position the Broncos wanted Munchak to fill.
Since being hired by the Steelers in 2014, Munchak has excelled as the team's offensive line coach. A Hall of Fame lineman himself, Munchak built the Steelers' offensive line into one of the best in the NFL. In 2018, the Steelers' unit was voted the best in the league by Pro Football Focus, and three-fifths of the squad — Alejandro Villanueva, Maurkice Pouncey, and David DeCastro — were voted to the Pro Bowl for the second consecutive year.
Logic dictates the Broncos would want him to serve in that same capacity, but the team also has a vacancy at offensive coordinator. While Gary Kubiak was expected to take on that role, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Friday the two sides could not come to an official agreement.
Assistant shocker: Gary Kubiak will not be Denver’s offensive coordinator, league sources tell ESPN.
After lengthy discussions, Denver and Kubiak had different ideas on staffing and offensive philosophies. Both sides going in different directions.