The Pittsburgh Steelers are going to look for outside help to fill in their offensive coordinator vacancy.
At least, according to HC Mike Tomlin.
Notably, that leaves the door wide open for most of their offensive assistants to pursue an opportunity somewhere else.
With that in mind, it’s not much of a surprise to see a report by Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network stating that QB coach Mike Sullivan will get an interview with the Las Vegas Raiders for their offensive coordinator job.
The #Raiders will interview #Steelers QB coach Mike Sullivan for their offensive coordinator job, sources say. Sullivan, who called plays this season after Matt Canada was fired, was an assistant on Tom Coughlin’s #Giants staff while Antonio Pierce captained the defense.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) January 24, 2024
Sullivan was the team’s offensive play-caller after they parted ways with Matt Canada midseason.
It’s worth noting that Sullivan and new Raiders head coach Antonio Pierce actually go a long way back.
Sullivan worked under former New York Giants HC Tom Coughlin, including when Pierce was the defensive captain of the team.
The Steelers offense looked much better with Sullivan calling the shots, but it’s not like the bar was that high from the Canada era.
On top of that, having Mason Rudolph wasn’t exactly ideal for a team looking to clinch a playoff berth, but he still proved to be ready for the opportunity and did just enough to get the team to the postseason.
Now, whoever gets the job will hope the team also pursues a new quarterback to make their job easier.