The Pittsburgh Steelers have already interviewed two internal candidates to replace Kevin Colbert once he steps down as general manager after the 2022 NFL Draft: Omar Khan and Brandon Hunt.
Pittsburgh Steelers front office executives Omar Khan and Brandon Hunt have already interviewed for the general manager vacancy that will be opening up once Kevin Colbert steps down after the 2022 NFL Draft.
Colbert has been with the Steelers since 2000. The former director of pro scouting and director of football operations became the team’s general manager in 2010, assuming a vice presidency role within the organization beginning in 2016. With him retiring after this spring’s draft, Pittsburgh may take a page out of a division rival’s playbook and replace from with after one last offseason.
The Baltimore Ravens famously went from Ozzie Newsome to Eric DeCosta with Newsome trading up to get Lamar Jackson out of Louisville with the final pick of the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
Could either Khan or Hunt be Colbert’s long-term successor in Pittsburgh?
Pittsburgh Steelers interview two candidates internally to replace Kevin Colbert
Khan has worked for the Steelers for almost as long as Colbert. He has been with the Steelers since 2001 after being with the New Orleans Saints the four years prior. Khan is the vice president of football and business administration, a role he has had since 2016. He has been on the football business side of things since graduating from Tulane University in his native New Orleans in 1997.
Hunt is the Steelers’ pro scouting coordinator. He is a native of Pittsburgh. While both candidates have deep Pittsburgh roots professionally, it does serve the Rooneys to interview other candidates outside of the organization to see if they are missing out on anything in the process. Whoever replaces Colbert as the Steelers general manager will have been closely vetted for it.
The best general manager vacancy this offseason cycle is not opening until later this spring.