Omar Khan Likely To Remain With Steelers

Albert Breer of reported Thursday evening via Twitter that the New York Jets have offered their general manager job to Seattle Seahawks vice president of football operations, John Idzik.

The potential hiring of Idzik means the Jets have decided to pass on Pittsburgh Steelers director of football operations and business administrations Omar Khan, who also interviewed for the position.

Since coming to the Steelers in 2001, Khan has become a huge asset to the team because of his abilities to navigate the salary cap landscape and negotiate contracts. The Steelers will once again need him to be handy with the pen this offseason as several restructures, along with a few terminations, need to be done by the time the salary cap deadline rolls around in mid March.

Khan has been a candidate for a few general manager positions over the years and it is only a matter of time before he ultimately lands one. Fortunately for Steelers fans, it wasn\’t in the cards for him this time around.

The Steelers also found out Thursday evening that offensive coordinator Todd Haley will be returning for his second season after Bruce Arians was hired by the Arizona Cardinals to be their next head coach. Haley had interviewed for that position over a week ago.

  • steeltown

    Good. We need Khan’s help for atleast one more year.. and realistically we need it for 2-3more years, but I’ll take what I can get.

    Another staff member I am worried about losing in the future is Carnell Lake. A few more years with a top passing defense and he could be offered a DC position somewhere in the League

  • zyzak

    Kahn keeps interviewing and not getting hired, hmmm maybe he’s not so hot after all. Anyone with software can run the numbers of the salary cap.

  • steeltown

    That’s because he’s a manager of numbers and operations.. not people (players and coaches) or the overall football product, which most GM’s are responsible for

  • Fu-Schnickens

    zyzak, I think you’re underestimating the job the guy’s done. You’re talking about a notoriously small budget (compared with other teams) for a historically high level of performance (compared to most teams) while losing very few marquis players that have amounted to much after having gone somewhere else. All of that is not random chance.

  • JT

    Somewhere in the league could end up being Pittsburgh.

  • walter mason

    “high level of performance” like Woodley?