Report: Munchak emerges as Broncos coaching candidate

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak has emerged as a leading candidate for the Denver Broncos’ head-coaching vacancy, Sports Illustrated reported Monday.

Munchak, 58, was the head coach of the Tennessee Titans from 2011-13 (22-26 record) before joining the Pittsburgh staff in 2014.

In his Monday Morning Quarterback column, SI’s Albert Breer wrote that Munchak was “the name you hear most commonly” regarding the Denver coaching search.

The Broncos fired Vance Joseph a week ago after back-to-back losing seasons in 2017 (5-11) and 2018 (6-10).

Denver also has interviewed former Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano, Los Angeles Rams quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor and New England Patriots defensive coordinator Brian Flores. Earlier reports said the team would interview Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio on Monday.

A member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Munchak was a nine-time Pro Bowl selection, a two-time First-Team All Pro and a member of the NFL’s 1980s All-Decade Team as an offensive lineman with the Houston Oilers (1982-93).