Eagles executive considered front-runner for Steelers’ general manager job
The Philadelphia Eagles could be losing another key executive this offseason.
A few months back, vice president of player personnel Andy Weidl interviewed for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ general manager vacancy. Now, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Weidl is considered to be the front-runner for the job.
“Dave: Gerry, I read of Andy Weidl’s 24 years of experience in the NFL and think he would be a good replacement for Kevin Colbert.
Gerry Dulac: I’d be willing to bet he is the front-runner for the position, as of right now.”
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.
Weidl could join a growing tree of former Eagles’ assistants turned general manager, which includes Jets GM Joe Douglas and Browns GM Andrew Berry.
Alongside Weidl, some of the other candidates the Steelers spoke with were 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.
With the 2022 NFL Draft just a few weeks away, it’ll be a tough blow to the Eagles to lose another top executive this offseason.
Mandatory Credit: Philadelphia Inquirer