No one could accuse the Pittsburgh Steelers of not being thorough and diligent in their search for a new general manager to replace retiring GM Kevin Colbert. While many league sources believe that Steelers pro personnel coordinator Brandon Hunt or vice president of football operations and business administration Omar Khan will ultimately land the GM job, the Steelers are running a wide-open process.
Several strong candidates for Steelers’ GM job already interviewed
That includes the team announcing this weekend that they have completed interviews with Baltimore Ravens director of player personnel Joe Hortiz, San Francisco 49ers director of player personnel Ran Carthon, and Philadelphia Eagles vice president of player personnel Andy Weidl. All are highly regarded.
The Steelers have also interviewed Green Bay Packers co-director of player personnel John Wojciechowski, Indianapolis Colts director of college scouting Morocco Brown, Carolina Panthers assistant general manager Dan Morgan, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers vice president of player personnel John Spytek.
The Steelers have also discussed the GM job with Tennessee Titans vice president of player personnel Ryan Cowden, Colts assistant general manager Ed Dodds, Los Angeles Chargers director of player personnel JoJo Wooden, and ESPN analyst Louis Riddick.
In addition to the Steelers GM search, Hortiz was part of the New York Giants GM search process that ultimately went to Joe Schoen. He has worked for the Ravens for 19 years and was promoted to director of college scouting in 2009 and named director of player personnel in 2015. Carthon was named to his current job in 2017. Meanwhile, Weidl is a former Ravens scout who has been moving up the scouting ranks with the Eagles.
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