The Pittsburgh Steelers’ relationship with General Manager Kevin Colbert is a good one. How good? To the point where the long-time Vice President and GM is taking it year-to-year. With Colbert’s contract expected to be expire at the conclusion of the 2021 NFL Draft, the Steelers announced Monday the two parties will remain together for at least another year.
Vice President and General Manager Kevin Colbert has signed a one-year contract extension.— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) March 15, 2021
Colbert has been the Steelers’ Director of Football Operations/General Manager/Vice President and General Manager since the year 2000. Before that he spent time with both the Detroit Lions and Miami Dolphins.
With Colbert locked in for another season, this contract will expire after the 2022 NFL Draft, the attention now turns to Mike Tomlin. The Steelers’ head coach will have his contract expire at the end of the 2021 season, and most of the time the Steelers like to extend their head coach before they begin their last year of service.
Will this be the next chip to fall for the Steelers? That has yet to be seen, but getting Colbert locked up is a big step in the right direction for the team. Colbert has done a tremendous job with his available draft picks, and the team will need him to hit a few out of the park in the upcoming draft if they want to keep their Super Bowl window open for the waning years of Ben Roethlisberger’s career.
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