Raiders Steelers Exec Brandon Hunt Interview for GM: Report

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On Wednesday, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported that the Las Vegas Raiders interviewed Pittsburgh Steelers professional scouting coordinator Brandon Hunt for the grand opening of their general manager.

It’s a prologue created on January 17, 2022, when the Raiders fired general manager Mike Maycock, who had held his position since 2019.

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Hunt is the second Steelers office executive to interview for an outside job this week, following in the footsteps of Omar Khan, who recently interviewed with Chicago for its general manager to open later Excuse the Steelers talk to him. But Khan didn’t get the Bears’ job; on Tuesday, January 25, Chicago announced that it has hired Ryan Poland36 years old who has spent the past 13 years in a variety of scouting/HR roles with the Kansas City Sheriffs.

Both Hunt and Khan are seen as potential candidates to replace longtime Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert, assuming Colbert is in fact retired according to the 2022 NFL Draft. That’s one reason why ESPN’s Kimberley A. Martin believes this won’t be the last we’ll hear of his Hunt name alongside the general manager position.

Hunt has been in his role with the Steelers since 2010, after three years with the Houston Texans (2007-09) as a professional scout. Prior to that, he was an intern at Pittsburgh’s professional scouting division (2005-06).

Hunt replaced Doug Haley, who went on to serve as the Bills’ assistant general manager and professional human resources director and later became Buffalo’s general manager. In December 2020 Haley predicts that Colbert would step down as GM whenever the Steelers kicked a defender Ben Roethlisberger decide to retire.

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TJ Watt brings home more hardware

On Wednesday, January 26, the Steelers in addition to holding midfielder TJ Watt were named the American Football Writers’ Defensive Player, according to He is the second Steelers player to win the award, following in the footsteps of the former Steelers supporting actor James Harrisonwho won the award in 2008, the same year he was named AP Defensive Player of the Year.

Earlier this week, Watt was selected as the AFC Awards Defensive Player of the Year for the second year in a row.

Watt is loved by many won the Defensive Player of the Year 2021, after winning the NFL’s one-season record for bag counts (22.5), a mark set by the New York Giants Hall of Famer Michael Strahan in 2001 .

Last year Watt was passed away for AP Defensive Player of the Year, despite his best efforts promotional staffthat’s the Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and his brother JJ Watt, who has won this award three times.

TJ Watt is now named First team All-Pro for three consecutive seasons. The previous first-round pick (Wisconsin) has been named to the Pro Bowl a total of four times (2018-2021).

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