Steelers hopeful of retaining GM Kevin Colbert
Pittsburgh Steelers GM Kevin Colbert’s current deal expires at the conclusion of the NFL Draft, and the team is hopeful that he will extend it.
Steelers president Art Rooney II said the team was “optimistic” about getting a deal done with Colbert, and that all signs pointed toward it happening.
Rooney: All signs point to GM Kevin Colbert returning for at least more season when his deal expires after the draft. "I'm optimistic about Kevin being back next year. We have to get something done. The sooner, the better."
— Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) January 15, 2020
The decision to let Colbert’s contract run down came from the GM himself, who declined extension talks last offseason. That sparked speculation that Colbert might not see his future with Pittsburgh, but the Steelers definitely don’t see it that way.
Colbert has been with the Steelers since 2000 and has held the title of general manager since 2010. He helped navigate the team through Le’Veon Bell’s holdout and Antonio Brown’s trade drama, and as long as his starting quarterback returns in 2020, Pittsburgh should contend again.