Steelers Hiring Eagles Exec. Andy Weidl As Assistant GM

Aditi Kinkhabwala reports that the Steelers are hiring Eagles’ Vice President of Player Personnel Andy Weidl as their assistant general manager. 

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According to Kinkhabwala, Weidle being hired as an assistant likely means that the organization will promote executive Omar Khan as their next general manager to replace Kevin Colbert.

Last week, Pittsburgh completed its second interviewed Weidl for their general manager job and has obvious interest from the organization. 

Here’s the updated tracker for the Steelers’ GM search:

  • Titans vice president of player personnel Ryan Cowden (Second interview)
  • Buccaneers VP of player personnel John Spytek (Second interview)
  • Steelers vice president of football and business administration Omar Khan (Second interview)
  • Former Bills GM Doug Whaley (Second Interview)
  • Eagles VP of player personnel Andy Weidl. (Second Interview)
  • Colts director of college scouting Morocco Brown (Interviewed)
  • ESPN’s Louis Riddick (Interviewed)
  • Steelers pro personnel coordinator Brandon Hunt. (Interviewed)
    Colts executive Ed Dobbs (Interviewed)
  • Chargers director of player personnel JoJo Wooden (Interviewed)
  • Packers co-director of player personnel John Wojciechowski (Interviewed)
  • Panthers’ assistant GM Dan Morgan. (Interviewed)
  • Ravens director of college scouting Joe Hortiz. (Interviewed)
  • 49ers director of pro personnel Ran Carthon. (Interviewed)
  • ESPN’s Louis Riddick (Interviewed)
  • Former Giants GM Jerry Reese (Interviewed)
  • Former Vikings GB Rick Spielman (Interviewed)

Weidl got his start in the NFL with the Steelers in 1998 and was in Pittsburgh for two years before joining the Saints as a scout and Combine assistant for four years. 

He joined the Ravens in 2005 and was with the organization for 10 years as a scout. He was hired by the Eagles in 2016 as the assistant director of player personnel and was quickly promoted twice over the next few seasons, earning the title of VP of player personnel in 2019. 

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