The Philadelphia Eagles officially announced the hiring of previous Pittsburgh Steelers director of pro scouting Brandon Hunt to their entrance business office on Friday.
Hunt will maintain the title of director of scouting with the Eagles, which is nominally a marketing, nevertheless he will be signing up for a entrance office that has two assistant common supervisors, two advisors to the basic manager, a vice president and nine other persons with director in their title beneath GM Howie Roseman.
Hunt ran the Steelers’ pro scouting office and was also man influential aspect of their amateur scouting course of action. Beneath Colbert, Hunt was seen as a proper-hand male for matters of scouting and expertise analysis. He was a person of 16 candidates and 6 finalists to be the team’s next standard supervisor following the retirement of Kevin Colbert, but the club finally chose fellow inside applicant Omar Khan.
In addition to interviewing with the Eagles, Hunt also interviewed with the Buffalo Payments for their assistant general supervisor posture.
Hunt began his vocation as an intern with the Steelers just before joining the Texans as a scout from 2007-09. He returned to Pittsburgh in 2010, and has served as the club’s professional scouting director at any time considering that.
Hunt is one particular of three entrance workplace customers to go away the workforce since the announcement of Khan’s promotion. Senior college scout Rick Reprish and faculty scout Bruce McNorton have also still left the club to pursue other possibilities.
The Steelers have extra previous Eagles assistant normal supervisor Andy Weidl, previous Detroit Lions vice president Sheldon White and previous Chicago Bears director of scouting Mark Sadowski to their front office less than Khan.
Groups that have minority candidates employed absent to turn into a head mentor or typical manager will receive draft-choose payment, but as a director of scouting with the Eagles, Hunt will not qualify the Steelers for compensation.