The Pittsburgh Steelers formally announced they have promoted vice president of football administration Omar Khan to general manager.
We have named Omar Khan as our General Manager.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) May 25, 2022
“I am pleased to announce Omar Khan as our next General Manager,” said owner Art Rooney II. “Omar has been an integral part of our Football Operations Department during his 21 years with the team, and that experience will serve him well in his new position.”
According to Gerry Dulac, the Steelers are promoting vice president of football Omar Khan to become Pittsburgh’s next general manager.
Moments earlier, Aditi Kinkhabwala reported that Pittsburgh was hiring Eagles’ vice president of player personnel Andy Weidl as their assistant general manager, which meant that Khan would be promoted to replace former GM Kevin Colbert.
Last week, the Steelers completed their second interview with Khan, and was obviously among the marquee candidates for the job.
Khan, 43, took his first NFL job as a scouting/personnel intern for the Saints back in 1997. After four years in New Orleans, he left to become the Steelers football administration coordinator.
Khan worked his way up to VP of football & business administration in 2016. He has interviewed for a number of GM jobs in past years, including the Jets, Seahawks and Panthers.