The Pittsburgh Steelers have announced they’ve signed General Manager Kevin Colbert to a one-year extension, inking him through the 2021 NFL Draft.
We have signed Vice President & General Manager Kevin Colbert to a one-year contract extension.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) February 5, 2020
“I am happy to announce we have extended Kevin Colbert’s contract for an additional year,” Art Rooney II said via the team website. “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.”
Earlier this year, Rooney II expressed confidence an extension would get done.
Colbert has been running the Steelers since 2000. A Pittsburgh native, he broke into scouting working with BLESTO in 1984 before joining Miami the following year. He served as the Detroit Lions’ Pro Scouting Director for all of the 1990s before the Steelers tabbed him to replace Tom Donahoe.
Here is Colbert’s response to the news.
Kevin Colbert: "It's hard to quantify how fortunate I am to have been part of this organization for the last 20 years. I look forward to the challenge of getting our team back into playoff contention while never losing sight of our ultimate goal – winning a Super Bowl." #Steelers
— Steelers Depot 🏆👑 (@Steelersdepot) February 5, 2020
Previously, he said he was taking a year-by-year approach as he contemplated when he will retire. For now, it seems he’s sticking around through the rest of the Ben Roethlisberger era.