The Pittsburgh Steelers have completed a second interview with scouting director Brandon Hunt for their general manager vacancy, the team announced Thursday.
Hunt began his career as an intern with the Steelers before joining the Texans as a scout from 2007-2009. He returned to Pittsburgh in 2010, and has served as the club’s pro scouting director ever since.
A Pittsburgh native, Hunt attended Pine-Richland before playing collegiately at IUP.
Hunt interviewed for the Philadelphia Eagles’ Vice President of Player Personnel opening in 2016.
Outgoing general manager Kevin Colbert chose to step down following the 2022 NFL Draft. Colbert, head coach Mike Tomlin and team president Art Rooney II are all collaborating in the interview process.
The Steelers have not announced a timetable for the hire, but given Tomlin’s role in the proceedings, it is reasonable to infer the second round of interviews will likely wrap up prior to the start of OTAs on May 24.
Pittsburgh has now completed second interviews with six candidates out of an initial group of 16. They have also interviewed former Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley, Tampa Bay Buccaneers vice president John Spytek, Tennessee Titans vice president Ryan Cowden, Steelers vice president Omar Khan and Eagles Vice President Andy Weidl.