Pittsburgh Steelers front-office executives Omar Khan and Brandon Hunt will both get second interviews for the team’s vacant general manager position, according to a report by Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.
Hunt began his career as an intern with the Steelers before joining the Texans as a scout from 2007-09. He returned to Pittsburgh in 2010, and has served as the club’s pro scouting director ever since. Hunt has seen his responsibilities in that area grow in recent years, also becoming an important part of the team’s pre-draft process.
Khan has been in the Pittsburgh front office since 2001. Since 2016, he has been vice president of football and business administration. From 2011-16, he was director of football administration. He was football administration coordinator for 2001-11, helping construct two Super Bowl winners as the team’s primary expert in matters relating to the NFL salary cap. Khan is the only candidate for the position that does not have a background in scouting or talent development.
Hunt and Khan were the only two internal candidates among the 16 that received interviews in the first phase of the team’s general manager search.
Others to get second interviews so far have been former Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley, Tampa Bay Buccaneers vice president John Spytek, Tennessee Titans vice president Ryan Cowden and Philadelphia Eagles vice president Andy Weidl.
Outgoing general manager Kevin Colbert made the decision to step down following the 2022 NFL Draft. Colbert, head coach Mike Tomlin and president Art Rooney II are all involved in the selection and interview process.
The Steelers have not announced a timeframe for making a new hire, but Tomlin’s involvement suggests that the second interviews will likely be mostly wrapped up before OTAs start on May 24.