Report: Mike Munchak likely out as Broncos OL coach

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Mike Munchak isn’t expected to remain as offensive line coach of the Denver Broncos, according to Mike Klis of

Munchak has served as the Broncos’ offensive line coach the last three seasons under head coach Vic Fangio.

Via Klis, there is a different is philosophy between Munchak and new head coach Nathaniel Hackett. Munchak’s preferred approach is gap/man schemes while Hackett favors more zone blocking. Munchak remains under contract with Denver for one more season and could theoretically remain with the team in a different role.

Assistant offensive line coach Chris Kuper could be promoted to the head job. Additionally, San Francisco 49ers assistant offensive line coach Butch Barry is expected to interview for the position.

Barry spent four seasons as an assistant offensive line coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2015-18. He spent one year as offensive line coach at the University of Miami before returning to the NFL with the Green Bay Packers as a senior analyst in 2020. He moved on to join the 49ers coaching staff this season.

Kuper has been the assistant line coach for three years in Denver behind Munchak. He also spent eight years as a player in Denver before retiring after the 2013 season. He joined the Miami Dolphins as a quality control coach in 2016 before being promoted to assistant offensive line coach for two seasons before returning to the Broncos.

12 responses to “Report: Mike Munchak likely out as Broncos OL coach

  1. The Steelers OL would surely benefit from his return… but knowing he went to Denver to be closer to family, it’s probably not in the cards.

  2. I believe the Steeler fan base would love for him to return as the OL coach, albeit over qualified.

    I believe he left for Denver in a lateral move to be closer to family… perhaps he retires?

  3. He should take the opening in Buffalo,young talent that needs to be molded and championship caliber team.

  4. This would be a huge mistake. He took the job with Denver for family reasons, so I’m not sure where else he’d want to go, but any team in the league would benefit from hiring him.

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