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Kevin Colbert addresses the Steelers quarterbacks, Ryan Shazier, and various topics for 2020

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Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert met with the local Pittsburgh media on Thursday and answered a variety of questions

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On Thursday, the Pittsburgh media had a session with Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert as he addressed several issues going into the 2020 NFL season. One of the most pressing questions was dealing with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and his injury.

Whether or not the Steelers feel Ben Roethlisberger has more NFL games left in the tank, ultimately his elbow will be the biggest determining factor. Colbert addressed Rothlisberger‘s injury status as well.

As for a plan if Rothlisberger is unable to play in 2020, the Steelers are continuing to roll with the quarterbacks they currently have on the roster. Given their salary cap situation, it’s not exactly feasible for the Steelers to spend any more money that they do not have in order to sure up the position.

Colbert was also asked about the Ryan Shazier situation and his status moving forward with the Steelers. Not currently under contract, how the Steelers deal with Shazier has yet to be determined.

Colbert was also asked about his new contract he just signed last week and his future in Pittsburgh.

As for the 2020 season as a whole, Colbert addressed the confidence the Steelers have going into next year.

Colbert was also asked about the Steelers coaching staff, specifically when it comes to the Steelers and their wide receivers coaching position.

While Colbert was able to shed some light on a few topics, there are still many questions that remain in Pittsburgh for the 2020 season. Some things are best to keep under wraps while others are very helpful to know moving forward. Most importantly, the team is very optimistic about Ben Roethlisberger‘s recovery and they are looking forward to an improved 2020 season.