Steelers expected to name Omar Khan as next general manager as team enters post-Ben Roethlisberger era

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Omar Khan, the Steelers vice president of football and organization administration, is anticipated to be called the group’s next basic supervisor, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and verified by CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. Khan will change Kevin Colbert, who steps down following an extremely effective 22-year run. 

Khan was among 6 prospects the Steelers revived for 2nd interviews. The other 5 were Steelers professional hunting planner Brandon Hunt, Titans VP of gamer workers Ryan Cowden, Buccaneers VP of workers John Spytek, previous Bills GM and Steelers executive Doug Whaley, and Eagles VP of gamer workers Andy Weidl. Weidl is anticipated to be called as the Steelers’ brand-new assistant GM, according to Aditi Kinkhabwala.

Khan, 44, has actually been with the Steelers given that 2001 after getting into the NFL with the Saints in 1997. He at first worked as Pittsburgh’s football administration planner prior to he was chosen to director of football administration in 2011. Khan was promoted to his current position of VP of football and organization administration in 2016. The Steelers have actually won 2 Super Bowls and 3 AFC titles throughout Khan’s 21-year run with the franchise. 

Khan will follow in the steps of a legend in Colbert, who assisted develop lineups that won 2 Super Bowls, 3 AFC champions, and 10 department titles. The Steelers made the playoffs 14 times in Colbert’s 22 years in Pittsburgh. They had simply one losing season, as their streak of 18 successive non-losing seasons is the longest in the NFL. 

The Steelers are coming off a 2021 season that saw them make the playoffs after putting together a 9-7-1 routine season record. Pittsburgh’s offseason has actually consisted of the totally free representative finalizing of Mitchell Trubisky and the choice of previous Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett with the 20th total choice. Both quarterbacks will take on Mason Rudolph to be the group’s Week 1 starter. 

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