By failing to qualify for the playoffs, the Pittsburgh Steelers 2019 offseason officially started today.
After underachieving again, many are wondering if the organization will force Mike Tomlin to make changes on his coaching staff. If that were to happen, Keith Butler, Joey Porter and Randy Smith could be in trouble.
There’s also a chance that Tomlin could be looking for a new offensive line coach.
Following the firing of second-year head coach Vance Joseph, the Broncos have asked the Steelers permission to interview highly respected assistant Mike Munchak.
This story was first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Last year, Munchak was a candidate for the head coaching position at Arizona before he eventually withdrew his name from consideration.
The 58-year old joined the Steelers in 2014 after getting fired by the Tennessee Titans, following three years as their head coach where he went 22-26.
Munchak is regarded as one of the top assistant coaches in football and would be a big loss for the Steelers organization. He’s been instrumental in the Steelers having one of the top offensive lines in the NFL.
UPDATE (11:11 AM)–
Alex Marvez of Sirius XM NFL is reporting that the Cleveland Browns are also showing interest in Munchak.
— Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) December 31, 2018