The Pittsburgh Steelers have interviewed Carolina Panthers assistant general manager Dan Morgan, the team announced on Friday, along with confirming several other interviews that have been recently reported.
The Steelers announced that they interviewed four candidates for the general manager position over the past two weeks, includingJohn Wojciechowski of the Green Bay Packers, Morocco Brown of the Indianapolis Colts, John Spytek of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Morgan.
Morgan served last season as the assistant general manager for the Panthers. Before that he spent three seasons, 2018-20 in Buffalo, as the director of pro personnel.
His first front office job was as a scouting intern for the Seattle Seahawks in 2010. He spent eight seasons in Seattle, working as assistant director of pro personnel from 2011-14 and then as director of pro personnel from 2015-17.
Morgan played seven seasons with the Panthers as a linebacker, making the PFW All-Rookie Team in 2001 and also earning a spot on the All-Pro Team and the Pro Bowl in 2004.
He starred in college with the Miami Hurricanes, particularly in his senior season, where he earned a slew of accolades. This included First Team All-Big East, Big East Defensive Player of the Year, Dick Butkus Award, Bronko Nagurski Award, Chuck Bednarik Award and an Unanimous All-American.
Morgan becomes the 10th person interviewed for the Steelers’ general manager position, which will become vacant once current general manager, Kevin Colbert, retires after the 2022 NFL Draft this April. This list includes potential external hires in ESPN’s Louis Riddick, Ryan Cowden, Ed Dodds and Jojo Wooden, and also internal hires in Omar Khan and Brandon Hunt, who both could split general manager duty roles.