Steelers interview Eagles executive for General Manager vacancy
Yesterday evening, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced that they had interviewed Eagles Vice President of Player Personnel Andy Weidl for their general manager vacancy.
The Steelers’ current GM, Kevin Colbert, is retiring following the conclusion of the 2022 NFL Draft.
Weidl has been with the Eagles since 2016 and has quickly climbed the ladder during his tenure here. Howie Roseman has already lost several members of his front office this offseason. Ian Cunningham left to become the Chicago Bears Assistant GM while Brandon Brown left for the same role with the New York Giants.
Numerous Eagles FO members, including Brown and Catherine Raiche, have interviewed for GM jobs across the league as Howie Roseman’s executive tree continues to grow.
Alongside Weidl, the Steelers spoke with Joe Horitz of the Baltimore Ravens and Ran Carthon of the San Francisco 49ers. Weidl actually started his career in Pittsburgh back in 1998 as a player personnel assistant.
Pittsburgh has been rumored to be one of the top teams interested in Carson Wentz, so it’ll be interesting to see how a reunion might be between Wentz and Weidl.
Losing another assistant will be a tough blow, with a big off-season ahead for the Eagles. Philadelphia has three first-round picks in the upcoming draft alongside upwards of $40 million in salary-cap space to spend in free agency.
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