According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, the Steelers plan to interview Packers co-director of player personnel John Wojciechowski for their general manager position, as Kevin Colbert is set to retire following the 2022 NFL Draft. Wojciechowski was a Steelers’ personnel assistant in the late 1990s before working his way up the scouting and executive ranks.
This news comes on the heels of a report this morning by Adam Schefter of ESPN that the Steelers requested permission to interview Colts’ college scouting director Morocco Brown for their general manager job. Brown interviewed with the Bears last month before they hired Ryan Poles.
Brown has been with the Colts since 2016 and also worked in Cleveland, Washington, and Chicago. Brown started his career with the Colts in 2000 as a scouting intern. Brown played football at North Carolina State and grew up in Hampton, Virginia.
Wojciechowski went to high school in the Pittsburgh area and is a Duquesne alum. He started his career with the Steelers in 1996 and had stints with the Cowboys and Jaguars before joining the Packers in 2012.
Along with interviewing internal candidates vice president of football and business administration, Omar Khan, and pro scouting coordinator, Brandon Hunt, the Steelers have also interviewed Titans executive Ryan Cowden, the Colts assistant general manager Ed Dodd and the Chargers director of player personnel JoJo Wooden. The Steelers also have an interview scheduled with ESPN analyst Louis Riddick. Riddick, Wojciechowski and Brown would make it eight candidates that the Steelers have interviewed for the general manager position.
Team president Art Rooney II said the Steelers are not expected to hire a general manager until after the 2022 NFL Draft when Colbert's contract expires.