The Pittsburgh Steelers interviewed two internal candidates to replace Kevin Colbert after he stepped down as general manager following the 2022 NFL Draft: Omar Khan and Brandon Hunt.
Colbert has been with the Steelers since 2000. The former professional scout and director of football operations became the team’s general manager in 2010, taking on the role of vice president within the organization starting in 2016. With him retiring after this spring’s draft, Pittsburgh could take a page out of the division’s opponents’ playbook and replace it with one after one final season.
The famous Baltimore Ravens range from Ozzie Newsome to Eric DeCosta with Newsome trading to get Lamar Jackson out of Louisville with the final pick of the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
Could Khan or Hunt be the long-term successor of Colbert in Pittsburgh?
Pittsburgh Steelers internally interview two candidates to replace Kevin Colbert
Khan has worked for the Steelers almost as long as Colbert. He has been with the Steelers since 2001 after being with the New Orleans Saints four years earlier. Khan is vice president of football and business administration, a role he has played since 2016. He has been in charge of the football business since graduating from Tulane University in his hometown of New Orleans in 1997.
Hunt is the Steelers’ professional scouting coordinator. He’s a native of Pittsburgh. While both candidates have deep roots in Pittsburgh professionally, the Rooneys may interview other candidates outside of the organization to see if they’ve missed something in the process. Anyone who replaces Colbert as Steelers general manager will be closely examined.
The best general manager position in this season break cycle won’t open until later this spring.
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