The Steelers and general manager Kevin Colbert have come to an agreement on a contract extension, the team announced today in a press release. The deal is for two years, and it will keep him on board through at least the 2018 draft.
After having served as the Steelers director of football operations for 11 seasons, Colbert was promoted to general manager in 2010. The team made it to the Super Bowl during his first year on the job, and the Steelers have compiled a 51-29 record since he took over. The 58-year-old is also credited for having an important role in the construction of the team’s Super Bowl victories in 2005 and 2008.
“I am happy to announce that we have extended Kevin Colbert’s contract for two additional years,” Steelers’ President Art Rooney II said. “Kevin’s work and footprint on our football operations have been a key factor in our success. We are excited Kevin will continue to lead our personnel department for at least the next three years.”
“I am truly grateful to Art and Mr. Rooney for the opportunity to continue my career with the Pittsburgh Steelers,” Colbert said. “It is with great anticipation that we enter into the 2015 season in pursuit of another Super Bowl championship.”
The Steelers have been active this month, having extended head coach Mike Tomlin through 2018 and wrapping up a six-year deal for defensive end Cameron Heyward. Fox Sports’ Mike Garafolo tweets that the team may not be done, noting that the Steelers have also started talks with offensive tackle Kelvin Beachum.