Longtime Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert will be retiring after the 2022 NFL Draft, but the team reportedly may not end up replacing him with just one man. According to The Athletic’s Ed Bouchette, the organization may split GM duties between two individuals, vice president of football and business administration Omar Khan and pro scouting coordinator Brandon Hunt.
“If they split the duties, Hunt could become director of football operations, relying on his experience in player personnel, while Khan would take on more duties on the football administrative side that he already holds,” Bouchette writes.
Pittsburgh has already conducted interviews with Khan and Hunt, president Art Rooney II said while announcing Colbert’s impending retirement on Friday.
The duo have each conducted external interviews for other vacancies across the league as well. Hunt interviewed with the Las Vegas Raiders last week, while Khan met with the Chicago Bears.
In addition to Khan and Hunt, Bouchette reports that the team is interested in four external candidates with Pittsburgh ties: former Bills general manager Doug Whaley, Eagles vice president of player personnel Andy Weidl, Packers co-director of player personnel John Wojciechowski and Buccaneers director of pro scouting Rob McCartney.