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The Pittsburgh Steelers have reportedly hired their new general manager and he was in the organization the entire time.
At the end of the season, the Pittsburgh Steelers began not only their quest to replace quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, but also general manager Kevin Colbert. The team revealed that the longtime general manager would stay on until after the NFL Draft. After a lengthy search that included 16 candidates, the Steelers have found their new general manager and they were in the organization the entire time.
According to ESPN senior NFL insider Adam Schefter, the Steelers’ vice president of football and business administration is promoting Omar Khan to become their next general manager. CBS Sports’ Aditi Kinkhabwala was the first to say that Khan was expected to get the job.
The Steelers are promoting VP Omar Khan to become their next GM
Khan joined Pittsburgh in 2001 as the Football Administration Coordinator, having worked with the New Orleans Saints since 1997. Khan was promoted to Director of Football Operations in 2011 and Vice President in 2016.
There was also another hiring in Pittsburgh that broke out just before the Khan news.
Kinkhabwala reported that the Steelers hired Philadelphia Eagles vice president of player staff Andy Weidl as their new assistant general manager. Weidl is based in Pittsburgh and was also a finalist for the general manager position.
The other finalists for the general manager position included Tampa Bay Buccaneer vice president John Spytek, Tennessee Titans vice president Ryan Cowden, former Buffalo Bill general manager Doug Whaley and Steelers pro-scouting coordinator Brandon Hunt.
Pittsburgh spent the offseason building on a successful 2021 season where they got a Wild Card spot. They addressed the quarterback position this offseason by picking up Mitchell Trubisky and drafting Pittsburgh Panther signalman Kenny Pickett. They also signed former Chicago Bears guard James Daniels to a three-year, $ 26.5 million contract to strengthen the offensive line.
Steelers fans have been waiting a long time to find out who will be their general manager, but they received their response on May 24. It will be Khan who had worked with Colbert in the organization for over 20 years.