The Steelers have added five more years to the contract of Director of Football Operations Kevin Colbert:â†µ
Colbert, 53, enters his 11th season with the Steelers after originally being named to the position in 2000. Financial terms of the deal were not released.â†µ
“We are very pleased to announce that Kevin Colbert will remain with the Steelers for at least several more years,” said Steelers’ President Art Rooney II. “Kevin is without question one of the best in the NFL at his job and we are fortunate that he will continue to lead our football operations into the future."â†µ
UPDATE by Pete Wilmoth: Over the past decade, Colbert has drafted or signed a total of nine Pro Bowlers, one Defensive Player of the Year, and one Super Bowl MVP, as well as potential Hall of Famers defensive tackle Casey Hampton, safety Troy Polamalu, and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Colbert's management style emphasizes building young depth, predominantly through the draft, and locking down valuable veterans who truly prove they can contribute. His prowess for personnel has resulted in amazing consistency and organizational stability for the franchise, helping the team to six playoff berths and two Super Bowl championships in ten seasons.â†µ
At nearly the end of a tumultuous offseason, it's encouraging to see the Steelers securing the services of Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin for the foreseeable future.