Steelers’ Mike Munchak reportedly the frontrunner for Broncos job
Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak had his interview for the Broncos head coaching job on Friday, and NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport says us that Munchak is the frontrunner for the spot.
From @NFLGameDay: More on the #Bucs pursuit of retired coach Bruce Arians… while #Steelers OL coach Mike Munchak has emerged as the early favorite for the #Broncos vacant HC job. Bonus: Munchak can see his granddaughter regularly. pic.twitter.com/eNl2Urk2rG
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 6, 2019
Munchak has a daughter and granddaughter in Colorado. He also has the same agent as John Elway. Rapoport said in his report that Munchak is staying in Denver until a decision is made.
The team is still planning to interview Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio.
Meanwhile, former Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians is apparently considering a return to coaching.
The Tampa Bay Times reports that the Buccaneers interviewed Arians on Saturday.
Arians is 66 and had been the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals until he retired after the 2017 season. He spent this year calling games for CBS.
It’s believed the Bucs think Arians can work well with Jameis Winston after pairing with Ben Roethlisberger, Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck and Carson Palmer. He also has known Winston since he was at his passing camp in Alabama.
Tampa Bay General Manager Jim Licht also worked with Arians in Arizona when Licht was the Cardinals’ vice president of player personnel.