Pittsburgh Steelers assistant general manager Andy Weidl has been named to a short list of future NFL GM candidates by Sports Illustrated.
Weidl was named to a list of hot names to watch as future NFL GMs by Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated on Friday.
“He’s ranked higher in the past, but he’s always been a really solid evaluator, and his pedigree is pristine—having gone from Baltimore to Philadelphia to Pittsburgh over a career that’s spanned more than two decades (and resulted in rings with the Ravens and Eagles),” Breer wrote. “The Steelers were impressed enough, when interviewing him in 2022 for the GM job, to pair him with Omar Khan. And with Khan’s expertise being primarily on cap/operations side, Weidl’s the leader of the team’s well-respected scouting department.”
Weidl was hired as the Steelers assistant general manager just after Khan was hired as general manager, in the middle of the 2022 offseason. As a duo, they just went through their first full offseason process together, and it seems to have been a strong one.
The Steelers draft class, which was well-regarded at the time, continues to look strong with Broderick Jones, Joey Porter Jr. and Keeanu Benton all starting and Nick Herbig and Broderick Jones playing significant roles.
The 2023 free agent class also looks solid, as Cole Holcomb, Kwon Alexander, Elandon Roberts, Patrick Peterson and Isaac Seumalo have all be key contributors for the Steelers this season.
Weidl has been a general manager candidate in the past, including for the Steelers, where he was among the candidates that interviewed for the job that Khan now holds.
The will likely be a GM candidate again in the future, especially if things continue to go well in his tenure as AGM in Pittsburgh. The Steelers may have to work to keep the Mt. Lebanon native the fold in his hometown going forward.