The Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to hire Philadelphia Eagles vice president Andy Weidl as assistant general manager, according to a report by Aditi Kinkhabwala of CBS Sports Network.
Weidl was one of six candidates that received a second interview for the Steelers general manager position. His hiring as assistant general manager means one of the other finalists will replace Kevin Colbert as GM. Kinkhabwala suggested that Steelers vice president Omar Khan is a front-runner. The Steelers are expected to announce the hire this week.
Steelers pro scouting coordinator Brandon Hunt, Tampa Bay VP Jon Spytek, Tennessee VP Ryan Cowden and former Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley are the other candidates that received a second interview.
Weidl is a Pittsburgh native who hails from Mount Lebanon. He started his career in 1998 as a player personnel assistant with the Steelers, under the tutelage of Tom Donahue and Bill Nunn. Since then, he has made stops with the New Orleans Saints and Baltimore Ravens before moving to the Eagles in 2016. Weidl helped construct Super Bowl winners with the Eagles in 2017 and the Ravens in 2012.
With the Eagles, he had worked with his brother, Casey Weidl, until the Eagles fired him on May 4 as part of a significant front-office shakeup under general manager Howie Roseman. Andy Weidl’s status with the Eagles was not impacted.
Weidl is a 1996 Villanova alum and he played offensive line for the Wildcats.
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.