The Steelers were quick to snap up the 54-year-old to improve their struggling offensive line for the 2014 campaign.
He told the club's official website: "A lot of it is about timing. I was available, and the Steelers had an opening at the same time. Pittsburgh itself for me is more Pennsylvania, and being from Pennsylvania I have a lot of family and friends who live in this part of the country.
"That was a huge plus for me. And then football-wise, there is the tradition. The Steelers' tradition is something that I've competed against for many, many years. I got to see first-hand what it was like, the success Pittsburgh has had over the years, year-in and year-out, always a team everyone wants to beat.
"I really liked that. I'm big into tradition, I think it's important, and I was curious to see what it was all about and what it was like. To be part of that now, just getting my feet wet, [I'm] excited about the opportunity."
Munchak was a ten-time All-Pro offensive lineman during his 12-year NFL career.