The Steelers will hire longtime NFL assistant Mike Sullivan as quarterbacks coach, according to a report by Mike Garafalo of NFL Network.
Sullivan, 54, was the director of recruiting at his alma mater, Army, this past season.
He was previously an NFL assistant with the Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Giants, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Denver Broncos from 2002-18, rising to the position offensive coordinator with Tampa from 2012-13 and New York from 2016-17.
The #Steelers are hiring longtime NFL assistant Mike Sullivan as their QBs coach, sources say. It’s a role he had with the #Giants and #Broncos. So Eli Manning’s former QB coach will now work with fellow ‘04 draftee Ben Roethlisberger (assuming Ben returns, of course).
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) February 4, 2021
In the NFL, Sullivan worked under head coaches Tom Coughlin, Jack Del Rio, Greg Schiano, Ben McAdoo and Vance Joseph. He was the wide receivers coach on the Giants’ Super Bowl XLII-winning team after the 2007 season and the quarterbacks coach for the New York’s Super Bowl XLVI champion team after the 2011 season.
Sullivan also coached at the collegiate level with Ohio, Youngstown State, Humboldt State, in addition to Army. He won an NCAA championship with the Penguins in 1997 as defensive backs coach under Jim Tressel.
At West Point, Sullivan was a two-year letterman as a defensive back and served as an infantry office following his graduation in 1989. He served in the 25th Infantry Division before begging his coaching career in 1993.
Sullivan replaces Matt Canada as the Steelers’ quarterbacks coach after Canada was promoted to offensive coordinator after Randy Fichtner was not retained.
The Steelers still have two openings on their coaching staff: assistant offensive line coach and secondary coach.