New York Jets Should Hire Omar Khan as General Manager

Gary OusdahlCorrespondent IIJanuary 10, 2013

Omar Khan should be the next GM of the New York Jets
Omar Khan should be the next GM of the New York JetsCharles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, the New York Jets will interview Pittsburgh Steelers director of football and business administration, Omar Khan, for the general manager position left vacant by recently fired Mike Tannenbaum.

Khan, 35, who was promoted from coordinator to director the during the 2012 offseason, has been the Steelers' lead contract negotiator and salary cap manager.  He has also been credited with keeping the team competitive and signing several key players to long-term contracts—including safety Troy Polamalu.

When you look at his body of work, Khan's resume and experience are exactly what the Jets need going into next season.

He has exceptional personnel experience, is a strategic contract negotiator and has held a wide array of responsibilities since joining the Steelers in 2001.

More importantly, he would help bring personnel over from the Steelers who have continuously proven to be successful on the field, have not spent frivolously, have drafted exceptionally and have always seemed to find a way to source key replacements for a moderate price.

In my opinion, Omar Khan is the guy the New York Jets have desperately needed, and the team should do whatever they can to lure him away from Pittsburgh to take over the responsibilities that former general manager Mike Tannenbaum obviously could not handle.