Arians, Whaley react to Khan being hired as Steelers GM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians Photo credit © Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Super Bowl champion coach and former Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians and other are reacting to the hiring of Omar Khan as the team’s next general Manager.

Speaking to Cook & Joe on Wednesday, Arians called the hire “a great move for the Steelers.”

“Omar’s been there so long, he knows the landscape, he knows how it’s done,” said Arians. “Obviously he and Mike [Tomlin] will work so well together.”

Former Buffalo Bills General Manager and 93.7 The Fan NFL insider Doug Whaley, who had two interviews for the Steelers GM position, congratulated Khan during the Fan Morning Show Wednesday.

“There is one thing you cannot question about the Steelers and it’s their hit rate on hiring, so whoever they decided on we all should know, and it’s Omar, it’s going to be a hire that gonna excel at that position and be here for a long time.”

Whaley adds that it was an “honor” to be a local person to be considered for the job.

“To make it to the second round, to be in to the final six of one of the top jobs in the league, it’s something that I could’ve never imagined and it’s something that I’m honored to even have my name associated with that,” said Whaley.

Listen to Whaley’s full comments below.