“I respect the decision that Mike Mularkey has made to not interview with the Broncos at this time,” John Elway, the Broncos’ new executive vice president of football operations, who is spearheading the search, said via his official Twitter account. “I wish Coach Mularkey and the Atlanta Falcons the best of luck in the playoffs.”
Mularkey was set to interview with the Broncos on Friday night. ESPN reported that Mularkey wants to focus on the playoffs but will still interview with the Cleveland Browns on Saturday because they called him first. The network also said Mularkey would be open to an interview with the Broncos if the job is still open after the Falcons’ season is over.
Mularkey’s move led to speculation that he wasn’t sold on Tim Tebow as the Broncos quarterback.