Bucs vice president of player personnel John Spytek is interviewing for the Steelers general manager position for a second time. The news was first reported by Mike Garafolo, Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport.

Pittsburgh is on to its second round of interviews for the G.M. job. Spytek first interviewed with the Steelers back in February.

Kevin Colbert, who has held the G.M. position for 22 years in Pittsburgh is stepping aside. Colbert just concluded his final draft with the Steelers last weekend. He helped Pittsburgh win a pair of Super Bowl championships – one with Bill Cowher and another with Mike Tomlin.

Spytek also interviewed with Minnesota and Las Vegas for their general manager positions this offseason. He’s spent the past seven years with the Bucs as general manager Jason Licht’s right-hand man in the personnel department. Spytek has been instrumental in helping the Bucs build a roster that won Super Bowl LV. He’s has spent the last 19 years in the NFL in different scouting and personnel capacities with multiple teams.

In 2016, Spytek replaced Jon Robinson, who was Tampa Bay’s previous director of player personnel. Robinson left the Bucs to become the Titans general manager. With Spytek in demand this offseason, it’s only a matter of time before Licht loses another top personnel executive to another team to serve as a G.M.

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Scott Reynolds is in his 27th year of covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the vice president, publisher and senior Bucs beat writer for PewterReport.com. Author of the popular SR's Fab 5 column on Fridays, Reynolds oversees web development and forges marketing partnerships for PewterReport.com in addition to his editorial duties. A graduate of Kansas State University in 1995, Reynolds spent six years giving back to the community as the defensive coordinator/defensive line coach for his sons' Pop Warner team, the South Pasco Predators. Reynolds can be reached at: [email protected]
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SufferingSince76
SufferingSince76
1 month ago

It would be a shame to lose him, but he deserves a shot.

gcolerick
gcolerick
1 month ago

At the risk of sound like a selfish Bucs fan, we have been lucky so far but that won’t last forever. Licht and Arians have done an excellent job establishing this team and staff. It’s not a matter of if but rather when will we start seeing these quality individuals being plucked by other organizations.

Horse
Horse
Reply to  gcolerick
1 month ago

Yes. Additionally, we still have Arians up the chain who has strong input when required. My guess is it will be required. Has anybody else noticed this off season appears not to be as focused as it was at this time the last two years as to team building? Just seems different to me.

Spitfire
Spitfire
Reply to  Horse
1 month ago

Team building? As in what? Putting the team together? They’ve been doing that in spades as far as I can see. They made some great FA pick ups already, signed all of our priority FAs that we were gonna be able to hang onto, solid Draft. I do think the Head Coaching switch has kinda put a slight shadow on some of the moves. Brady left and came back but it’s still so early and it’s not time to hear from players so that’s kind of lingered, kind of the uneasiness of being sure he’s still here. Once Camp starts… Read more »

Horse
Horse
Reply to  Spitfire
1 month ago

I sure hope so. lousing 2 of your starting Offensive and Defensive Linemen says a lot for me as to cohesiveness. Sorry, but Kappa and Marpet are better players as of right now. JPP didn’t perform as in the past, but his voice was still heard. Suh can still play, but probably not here because of his salary wants. We lost a good Safety and we get a player on the downside of his career. Gronk probably won’t be playing here because of his salary demands and not sure if he really has his heart in the game anymore. I… Read more »

Horse
Horse
1 month ago

Well, if he doesn’t get hired this go around, he’ll be hired after this season is over. This is based on if we win our Division which will be stuff based on our schedule. I’m not sure a 10-6 season will do it? Yep, I’m going there because we didn’t do enough to improve the Defense. Okay, fire the cannons at me; just don’t be insulting nasty with the words please.

replica
replica
Reply to  Horse
1 month ago

10-7 will win this abysmal division lol

Dude
Dude
1 month ago

I bet he goes to the Steelers, and it will be well deserved. He has done an excellent job here for the Bucs, and I hate to see him go. But that’s life…and the games play on…

Spitfire
Spitfire
1 month ago

I hope we don’t lose Spytek, first off his name is cool as s**t like he’s a scouting computer program but most of all he’s been pretty much money while he’s been here.

scubog
scubog
Reply to  Spitfire
1 month ago

It sure would be the perfect name for so program to snoop on people.