The Pittsburgh Steelers vice president Omar Khan will interview with the Chicago Bears for their vacant general manager position, according to a report by Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.
The Bears requested permission to interview Khan on Jan. 12 and it is confirmed that the Steelers have given permission for him to do so, as Khan will interview for general manager on Monday, Jan. 24.
Chicago has other candidates they will interview this week for the general manager position, as they will interview Indianapolis’ director of college scouting, Morocco Brown, on Monday as well as Khan. They will also do a second interview for the open position with Ryan Poles, who is Kansas City’s executive director of player personnel.
Khan is an internal candidate for the Steelers’ general manager position, as current general manager, Kevin Colbert, will likely retire after the 2022 NFL Draft. Steelers’ pro personnel coordinator, Brandon Hunt, is another internal candidate for the position.
Khan has been a general manager candidate in the past, including for the Carolina Panthers and Houston Texans last offseason. He has previously interviewed with the Los Angeles Rams, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets and Seattle Seahawks.
Khan, who is 44, has been with the Steelers the last 20 years in various roles. He started as football administrator coordinator in 2001 and served in that position until 2011, where he became director of football administration from 2011 to 2016 when he started in his current role of vice president.
A college graduate of Tulane University in New Orleans, he started his professional career there, serving in football operations from 1997 to 2001 for the Saints before joining the Steelers.