Panthers interview Omar Khan for GM place

Omar Khan narrowly missed out on becoming the Houston Texans GM. But his NFL opportunities aren’t over yet. The Carolina Panthers announced that they had interviewed Khan about her vacant position as general manager.

The Panthers interviewed Steelers vice president of football and corporate administration Omar Khan and Seahawk’s vice president of football operations per team Scott Fitterer today.

That’s a total of 15 interviews.

– Alaina Getzenberg (@agetzenberg) January 12, 2021

As Getzenberg’s tweet notes, the team interviewed a whopping 15 people for the job. That list includes Samir Suleiman, who was hired by Carolina of the Steelers last year. Suleiman worked with Khan on the business / financial end of things in Pittsburgh’s Front Office. Panther owner David Tepper was a minority owner of the Steelers for years and made a logical connection in his interest in Khan.

Khan was reportedly almost offered the Texans’ job before a last-minute move prompted the team to hire Nick Caserio for the position.

Pittsburgh’s loss to Khan in such an important, difficult season would be devastating for the front office. If Suleiman is gone, there will be no internal replacement, should Khan leave too. The Steelers have Cole Marcoux, but he wasn’t hired until last year, his first full year with an NFL team.

Other candidates for the Panthers job include: Jeff Ireland, Jerry Reese and Champ Kelly.

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