One of the many executives to interview for the Steelers’ general manager post, Andy Weidl will trek to Pittsburgh for a different position. The Steelers are naming the Eagles exec their new assistant GM, according to veteran NFL reporter Aditi Kinkhabwala (on Twitter).
Weidl, a Pittsburgh native who was one of six execs to receive second interviews with the Steelers, will come across Pennsylvania after an offseason of Eagles front office turnover. The Eagles fired Andy Weidl’s brother, Casey, from his scouting director position amid their run of changes under Howie Roseman.
The Steelers have not named Kevin Colbert‘s successor yet, but Kinkhabwala offers their Andy Weidl hire points to an Omar Khan promotion. The longtime Steelers exec joined Brandon Hunt as the lone in-house staffers to receive second interviews for the GM position. Andy Weidl first interviewed for the Steelers’ GM gig in February and met with the team again this month.
Weidl spent six-plus years with the Eagles but has more than two decades of NFL scouting experience. He ended his Philadelphia tenure as the team’s vice president of player personnel. This will mark another position Roseman must replace; that list has steadily expanded throughout the offseason.
In addition to hailing from Pittsburgh, Weidl has Steelers experience — albeit more than 20 years ago. He interned with the Steelers in the late 1990s during Tom Donahoe‘s atop the front office. Weidl then began his full-time career working with the Saints and Ravens, jumping to the Eagles in 2016. Weidl and Donahoe reunited with the Eagles, but Donahoe and the team parted ways shortly after the draft. Donahoe was one of many high-ranking Eagles execs to leave Philly this offseason, joining Ian Cunningham, Catherine Raiche and Brandon Brown. All three young execs are now assistant GMs elsewhere.