After a complicated run during last year’s GM hiring period, Omar Khan is a name to watch again. The Bears sent out an interview request to speak with the Steelers exec Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets.
The Steelers vice president of football and business administration figures to be a candidate to succeed departing Pittsburgh GM Kevin Colbert, but for the second straight year, his name has surfaced on the interview circuit. Khan has been with the Steelers since 2001, though he was seemingly prepared to leave Pennsylvania for another gig last year.
A key figure for the Steelers on the contract front, Khan became the top candidate for the Texans’ GM post last year. The Texans offered Khan the job, on the recommendation of the search firm the franchise hired, and were believed to be negotiating a deal with him. At the 11th hour, those plans changed; Nick Caserio became Houston’s GM. Khan also interviewed with the Panthers, who ended up hiring Scott Fitterer to team with Matt Rhule.
Khan is the ninth name connected to the Bears’ GM search. Here is how that stands as of Wednesday afternoon:
- Kwesi Adofo-Mensah, vice president of football operations (Browns): Interview requested
- Morocco Brown, director of college scouting (Colts): Interview requested
- Ran Carthon, director of player personnel (49ers): Interview requested
- Glenn Cook, vice president of player personnel (Browns): Interview requested
- Ed Dodds, vice president of player personnel (Colts): Interview requested
- Jeff Ireland, assistant general manager (Saints): Interview requested
- Omar Khan, vice president of football and business administration (Steelers): Interview requested
- Joe Schoen, assistant general manager (Giants): Interview requested
- Eliot Wolf, senior consultant (Patriots): Interview requested