The Denver Broncos announced Tuesday afternoon that the team will interview Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey for the open head coaching position. The meeting will take place on Friday in Atlanta. Mularkey is the second coach to receive an interview, the first being the team's interim coach, Eric Studesville.
Mularkey will also interview for the Cleveland Browns' vacant head coaching position after the team fired Eric Mangini on Monday. Mularkey has been with the Falcons since 2008 as the offensive coordinator. He has helped in the development of third-year quarterback Matt Ryan, who won the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award in 2008. Given his success with Ryan, Mularkey could help the development of Tim Tebow, who became the Broncos' starting quarterback for the final three games of the season.
Mularkey was the Buffalo Bills' head coach in 2004 and 2005 before a disagreement over the direction of the team left him looking for a new position.