The Broncos planned to interview Giants offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan on Thursday for their quarterbacks coaching job, and on Wednesday interviewed Curtis Modkins and Bernie Parmalee for their running backs coaching position, an NFL source confirmed.
Sullivan, in his second coaching stint with the Giants, has worked with quarterback Eli Manning in New York for the last three seasons and has coached in the NFL for 16 years. Sullivan started in Jacksonville, alongside current Broncos offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave, as the Jaguars’ defensive quality control coordinator and then offensive assistant in 2002 and ’03, respectively.
Sullivan joined the Giants in 2004 and coached their receivers for six seasons before becoming their quarterbacks coach for two years. After a two-year stint as Tampa Bay’s offensive coordinator (2012-13), he returned to New York as quarterbacks coach for a season and then their coordinator for the last two. The Giants won Super Bowls XLII and XLVI in that time.
The Giants fired Ben McAdoo in early December after a 2-10 start that included the benching of Manning. Steve Spagnuolo was elevated as the interim head coach but as the team began its search for a full-time head coach, it reportedly informed the assistants they could seek employment elsewhere.
Modkins has been an NFL runnings back coach or offensive coordinator since 2008 and has worked with six different teams, most recently Chicago as part of John Fox’s staff.
Parmalee, a former Dolphins (1992-98) and Jets (1999-2000) running back, has been an NFL and college positional coach since 2002, and worked with Musgrave for two seasons in Oakland.
Former Broncos running backs coach Eric Studesville is expected to interview for the Giants’ head-coaching vacancy later this week.