The Miami Dolphins announced on Tuesday that they have mutually parted ways with general manager Jeff Ireland and already the speculation has started that Pittsburgh Steelers Director of Football and Business Administration, Omar Khan, could be a candidate to replace him.
Khan, who first broke into the NFL as a player personnel/scouting assistant with the New Orleans Saints in 1998, has been on the short list of potential NFL general managers for some time now.
Last January, Khan interviewed for the New York Jets general manager job that ultimately was given to John Idzik. Prior to that, the Tulane graduate had been linked to other general manager positions, including the Seattle Seahawks in 2010 and the St. Louis Rams in February 2012.
It’s only a matter of time before Khan finally lands a general manager position with another team and the Steelers have already made plans for when that time comes. Last March they hired former Rams director of football operations Samir Suleiman and named him their football administrator coordinator position. Should Khan move on, Suleiman would likely take over his position.