Report: Steelers hire Omar Khan as G.M. to replace Kevin Colbert

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The Steelers are staying in house for their next General Manager.

Not long after news broke that Eagles vice president of player personnel Andy Weidl was leaving to become the Steelers’ assistant General Manager comes word that the expected will happen. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports the Steelers are promoting their vice president of football and business administration Omar Khan to General Manager.

Khan will replace Colbert, who is retiring after 22 seasons with the Steelers.

Khan has spent the last two decades with the Steelers. He also interviewed for the Bears G.M. opening before they hired Ryan Poles this year.

Weidl, Steelers pro scouting director Brandon Hunt, Titans vice president of player personnel Ryan Cowden, Buccaneers vice president of player personnel John Spytek and former Bills G.M. Doug Whaley were the other candidates to have two interviews with the team for the job.

16 responses to “Report: Steelers hire Omar Khan as G.M. to replace Kevin Colbert

  1. The Steelers aren’t in a rebuild, in any stretch of the word, so staying in-house is the right option for them. Khan knows the Steelers, the Nation and the players. Good move.

  2. I hope he is related to Jag’s Khan. My Pat’s will win 6 more before before the Steelers are ever relevant again.

  3. Was Khan the best guy for the job? Or the best guy that would take the job while handcuffed to a couple of QBs he didn’t get to choose? (Not to mention a coach)

  4. The Stillers and the Packers both value continuity. When Ted Thompson retired, the Packers interviewed several members of Ted’s staff and hired Gutey. So nothing surprising about the Stillers decision.

  5. Certainly deserving.

    And for those keeping score on the ROONEY RULE, a double qualifier.

    Mom from Honduras, dad from India.

  6. Absolute no brainer. Guy is pretty much THE nfl salary cap guru, now he’s also in charge of all final decisions regarding player personnel. Love it

  7. It makes sense, changing a GM changes a team’s makeup. As the final voice on picks, trades and contracts, he determines what the team’s culture is. Steelers have had success so it makes sense to promote from within. Plus the optics aren’t bad either.

  8. bawlzich says:
    May 24, 2022 at 10:09 pm
    Perfect. Stability is a good thing

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    Stability = haven’t won a postseason game since losing to Tim Tebow and the Broncos

  9. nhpats2011 says:
    Stability = haven’t won a postseason game since losing to Tim Tebow and the Broncos
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    from a fan of a team whose entire winning tradition is based on one lucky sixth round pick

  10. Stability = haven’t won a postseason game since losing to Tim Tebow and the Broncos
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    Please, dude. If you want to play that game, the Bears blew out the Patriots 46-10 in the Super Bowl, which was the worst loss at that time. I mean, since you bring up games from years ago…..

  11. from a fan of a team whose entire winning tradition is based on one lucky sixth round pick
    ______________________
    Not to mention paying little attention to the rules.

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