According to 9NEWS Denver’s Mike Klis, the Denver Broncos have agreed to terms with former Pittsburgh Steelers Offensive line coach Mike Munchak to be their Offensive Line Coach.
Broncos have agreed to terms with Mick Munchak to be their new offensive line coach, per source. #9sports— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) January 14, 2019
Munchak is the best at what he does and was a finalist to be the Broncos Head Coach just last week so this is a tremendous hire for the Broncos.
This move was made possible after the Broncos and Gary Kubiak mutually decided to part ways. Kubiak wanted to bring in his own guys to run the offensive side of the ball bur Elway and his staff wanted Munchak. Once those two side split, reports came out about this potentially going down. Now the Broncos have the best offensive line coach in the game and the results should be immediate.
Munchak’s contract was up in Pittsburgh so this allowed for the lateral move to Denver. However, the drama going on in Pittsburgh likely played a part in him leaving as well as him being closer to his daugher and granddaughter who reside in Colorado. It was just a perfect move at the perfect time for Munchak and it should greatly benefit the Broncos moving forward.
The Broncos got the best offensive line coach in the NFL in Mike Munchak. A BIG loss for Steelers.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) January 14, 2019
This move is a HUGE loss for the Steelers who are having a bit of an exodus from their team right now.
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger did not want to see this happen and for good reason. He was getting hit/pressured/sacked at a high rate before Munchak joined the team and tuned that unit into one of the better core units in the NFL. I would expect him to do the same with the Broncos.
This should be great news for former first-round pick, offensive tackle, Garett Bolles. He has struggled a bit so far in his career and Munchak should be able to get the most out of him. We could also see free agent center Matt Paradis stick around with this addition. Players like Conner McGovern and rookie Sam Jones should see development under Munchak as well.
One name to watch in free agency is guard Ramon Foster. He played for Munchak in Pittsburgh and could fill a starting role for the Broncos who probably will move on from the oft-injured veteran Ronald Leary this offseason.
This is an excellent hire for the Denver Broncos who now have the best Offensive and Defensive line coaches in the game. Also, a rare time that a team hires BOTH of their Head Coaching finalists.