Steelers interviewed Jerry Reese, Rick Spielman, Doug Whaley for G.M. job

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Current Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert added some players to the roster in free agency this week and the search for his successor continued with three interviews.

The team announced that they conducted interviews with former Giants General Manager Jerry Reese, former Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman, and former Bills General Manager Doug Whaley.

Reese was in charge of the Giants’ personnel department from 2007 until he was fired late in the 2017 season. Spielman’s 10-year run with the Vikings came to an end when he was fired after the 2021 season and Whaley has spent time working for the XFL since being let go by the Bills after the 2017 draft. Whaley also spent a decade working for the Steelers before going to Buffalo.

Colbert will remain with the Steelers through the draft and the team has interviewed a wide range of candidates in recent weeks.

16 responses to “Steelers interviewed Jerry Reese, Rick Spielman, Doug Whaley for G.M. job

  1. Spielman?
    He’ll draft quality WR and LB players but he can’t find O Line to save his life. Good luck.

  2. Who wants to lead the team that will be last place in the north for the next decade?

  3. surran70065 says:
    March 19, 2022 at 6:36 pm
    They better get Flores’ approval for whoever they hire.


    Or, here’s a thought. Don’t wait to interview minorities until after a decision has already been made who to hire.

  4. Maybe Spielman can recreate his super bowl winning magic from his Minnesota days . . . oh wait.

  5. I think Spielman deserves another shot. The Vikings franchise is snakebit for whatever reason.

  6. Doug Whaley: The man who drafted EJ Manuel and Sammy Watkins in the 1st round and promptly got fired for it.
    We know he only got interviewed as a favor. No team in their right mind is going to put him in charge of a front office any time soon.

  7. Nothing says inspiring quite like Spielman or Reese at the helm of your favorite team.

  8. Im a Giants fan since 1979. Jerry Reese wasnt perfect, but he was in charge for 2 of our 4 SB’s. He’s a very solid guy. I hope he gets another shot.

  9. I hope Reese gets another GM opportunity. He certainly deserves at least that, not many candidates of ANY COLOR that can boast being a major factor in building 2 Championship teams.

  10. Steelers are definitely taking their time and interviewing
    as many candidates as they can. Hopefully they settle on
    the right person because it will be difficult to replace Colbert
    and the fine work he’s provided the Steelers for two decades.
    This offseason might be one of his finest contributions.
    Have to get this one right.

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