“I am happy to announce we have extended Kevin Colbert’s contract for an additional year,” said Steelers President Art Rooney II. “Kevin continues to play a key role in our success and his dedication to our personnel efforts is unparalleled. We are pleased he will lead those efforts for at least one more year.”
This will mark Colbert’s 21st year with the Steelers. Understandably, the GM has been keeping his options open. Last summer, Colbert declined to discuss a long-term extension with the club, citing a preference to go year-to-year with the Steelers.
The 63-year-old first joined the Steelers in 2000. Then, in 2010, he was promoted from director of football operations to GM. Over the years, he’s helped the Steelers build two Super Bowl winning teams and 12 playoff squads.
Of course, things didn’t go as planned for Colbert & Co. in 2019 – after losing star Ben Roethlisberger to injury, the Steelers finished out the year 8-8 and missed the playoffs. The other stars that helped the Steelers become a perennial contender – Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell – are long gone, so it’s up to Colbert to retool the offense with Big Ben remaining at the helm.
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