Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News is reporting Wednesday evening via Twitter that the New York Jets will interview Omar Khan, the Pittsburgh Steelers Director of Football and Business Administration, for their vacant General Manager position.
Jets will interview Steelers executive Omar Khan for vacant GM job tomorrow, per source. #nyj
— Manish Mehta(@MMehtaNYDN) January 10, 2013
The Jets fired Mike Tannenbaum at the end of the season and Mehta is reporting that the organization is now expanding their search this week.
Khan has been with the Steelers since 2001 is considered one of the top young executives in the NFL. He was reportedly one of two finalists for the Seattle Seahawks GM job nearly three years ago and his name usually surfaces whenever a position opens around the league.
Khan has built a solid reputation in Pittsburgh as superior manager of the salary cap and also serves as the chief contract negotiator. He is, however, not necessarily regarded as a “football guy” in the eyes of several, but certainly has been around the game for a while now.
Khan got his start in the NFL with the New Orleans Saints in 1996 as a volunteer undergraduate assistant while at Tulane and was hired by the team in 1997.