Broncos make splash hire, poach Mike Munchak from Steelers

Mike Munchak. Credit: Charles LeClaire, USA TODAY Sports.
Mike Munchak. Credit: Charles LeClaire, USA TODAY Sports.

The Denver Broncos highly considered Mike Munchak for the team’s head coaching position this January, but ultimately went with Vic Fangio. According to Mike Klis, Munchak will now join the Broncos as the team’s offensive line coach.

A one-time head coach of the Titans, Munchak has spent the last four seasons as the Steelers offensive line coach and has had great success in that role. Pittsburgh’s offensive lines have ranked in the top 10 in each of the last three seasons, and the Steelers have had a top 10 scoring offense in all four of Munchak’s seasons with the team as well.

“What makes Coach Munchak great first and foremost is that he’s a great person,” Alejandro Villanueva told 247Sports in 2017. “He’s a person that has a great set of values that works harder than anybody. He’s a person that truly understands the game from a technical aspect. He’s not gonna really worry about things that just happen in football where other coaches might spend too much time thinking about those little mistakes.”

Prior to his coaching career, Munchak played guard for 12 seasons with the Houston Oilers (1982-93). During his playing days, Munchak was a two-time All-Pro and was selected to nine Pro Bowls. Munchak was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001.

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