The Pittsburgh Steelers plan to interview Tampa Bay Buccaneers vice president John Spytek for their vacant general manager position, according to a report by Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.
Spytek also interviewed with the Las Vegas Raiders for their general manager position this cycle.
The longtime executive has been with the Buccaneers for six seasons, being elevated from director to vice president of player personnel in 2021. Before his time in Tampa, Spytek worked for the Denver Broncos, Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions in scouting and operations. He’s spent 18 seasons in the NFL in total.
With Tampa, Syptek has overseen the college and pro scouting departments. The Steelers have been focused on candidates with a scouting background for their vacancy, which will occur after longtime general manager Kevin Colbert steps down following the 2022 NFL Draft.
The Steelers have also interviewed or requested to interview Tennessee Titans vice president Ryan Cowden, Indianapolis Colts assistant general manager Ed Dodds and director of college scouting Morocco Brown, Los Angeles Chargers director of player personnel JoJo Wooden, Green Bay Packers director of pro personnel John Wojciechowski and ESPN analyst Louis Riddick.
Internally, pro scouting director Brandon Hunt and vice president Omar Khan have both interviewed for the position, as well, giving the team a total of eight candidates for the position.
The Steelers are not expected to announce a new hire until after the 2022 NFL Draft in late April, president Art Rooney II said after the end of the season.