Texans interview Steelers front office executive Omar Khan for general manager

Mark Lane
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The Houston Texans continue their due diligence in finding their fifth general manager in franchise history.

The team announced Monday evening they have completed an interview with Omar Khan, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ vice president of football and business administration.

Khan has been a member of the Steelers organization since 2001 when he took the job as football administration coordinator. In 2011, he was promoted to director of football administration. In 2016, Khan took over in his current capacity.

Prior to joining the Steelers, Khan was with the New Orleans Saints from 1997-2001 he worked in the football operations department with Mickey Loomis as director of football administration from 2000-01.

The success Khan has been around with the Steelers is hard to argue with: two Super Bowl wins, three Super Bowl appearances, six AFC Championship Game appearances, 10 AFC North titles, and 13 playoff appearances. If the Texans can capture just a portion of that success, one good run with Deshaun Watson at quarterback, it would be worth putting Khan in as general manager.

Khan is from New Orleans having graduated from Archbishop Rummel High School in nearby Metarie, Louisiana. He also graduated from Tulane with a degree in sports management.