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Report: Steelers Holding Interviews with Coaches for QB Coach Job

The Pittsburgh Steelers are interviewing quarterback coach candidates, which could mean that Mike Sullivan will not return.



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Pittsburgh Steelers play caller Mike Sullivan against the Baltimore Ravens, Jan. 6, 2024 - Ed Thompson / Steelers Now

The Pittsburgh Steelers are interviewing candidates for their quarterbacks coach job, according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Dulac states that the team is interviewing candidates for what seems like an open position, but Sullivan had an extended talk with head coach Mike Tomlin, and has not been told he is out of the running for the job.

“And I’ve been told that they are interviewing candidates for that quarterback position, quarterback coach,” Dulac said on the Chipped Ham and Football podcast. “And it’s unclear to me whether, just based on his conversation with Mike Tomlin, I think he has to be in the hunt. But I can’t sit here and tell you for sure whether is or he isn’t. I know this: he has not been told he is out.”

Sullivan did not get either of the offensive coordinator jobs that he interviewed for in the New York Giants and New Orleans Saints. Now, it appears that his status in Pittsburgh is in question, though Dulac added that Sullivan felt encouraged after his end-of-the-year review with Tomlin.

The Steelers interviewed three potential candidates for a passing-game coordinator position, which would be a new role on the coaching staff, on Saturday. Los Angeles Chargers passing game specialist Tom Arth, New York Jets wide receivers coach Zach Azzani and Tennessee Titans passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach Charles London have been identified as candidates. but it is unclear if those interviews were also for quarterbacks coach or for a separate role.

It’s assumed that new offensive coordinator Arthur Smith will want to bring in at least some of his own staff members, but the only two vacancies  created so far this offseason on the offensive side of the ball has been the departure of analyst Glenn Thomas and receivers coach Frisman Jackson