Broncos To Hire Mike Munchak

The Broncos have agreed to terms with Mike Munchak to be their new offensive line coach, according to Mike Klis of 9News (on Twitter). Munchak was the runner-up in their head coaching search before the hiring of Vic Fangio and the club kept in close contact with him as they built out the staff.

The team announced the hire.

Initially, it was believed that Munchak might be a candidate for the offensive coordinator role that was abandoned by Gary Kubiak. Instead, he’s making a lateral move from the Steelers to the Broncos, though he’ll presumably receive a pay bump.

Munchak, 58, has been the Steelers’ offensive line coach since 2014. His contract expired after the 2018 season, so he had no real roadblocks on his way to Denver.

Munchak is widely regarded as one of the league’s best offensive line coaches in the NFL. Under his command, the Steelers’ front five helped transform Le’Veon Bell into a star and vaulted James Conner into the upper echelon of running backs in 2018.

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7 comments on “Broncos To Hire Mike Munchak

  1. Thronson5

    That’s a good hire for the Broncos. They need a good OC as well, curious to see who they get. I hear Fangio is being over some of defensive staff from Chicago which is also smart of the Broncos.

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    • crosseyedlemon

      We can assume there will be a poll in the near future asking which team did the best job of restructuring their coaching staff. I think the Broncos may be in the lead at this point.

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  2. BAINES03

    how do you hire an offensive line coach before an OC? I guess the OC has no say who the coaches under him will be…

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    • TJECK109

      When one of the best position coaches comes available you hire him. It’s the HC responsibility to hire position coaches not the OC

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    • crosseyedlemon

      The job of positional coaches is to teach effective fundamentals to players while it’s the OCs job to apply those fundamental assets in a scheme that will reap the greatest benefits.

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  3. polevaultking

    Why did the Steelers let Munchak’s contract expire?

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  4. clemente3000

    Pittsburgh’s loss, thrones that should have gone are still there.

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