The trademark stability of the Steelers franchise was rocked by a few players this offseason, but the power structure inside the building will remain constant for a long while.
Just a week after coach Mike Tomlin was awarded a contract extension, the Steelers signed Director of Football Operations Kevin Colbert to a five-year extension of his own. Colbert arrived in 2000, and has consistently brought in talent as well as any evaluator in the league.
“I am very thankful to Art and Mr. Rooney for the opportunity to continue my
career with the Pittsburgh Steelers,” said Colbert. “Our organization will be
faced with many challenges in the coming season and beyond. I look forward to
working with the Rooneys and Coach Tomlin as we pursue our only acceptable goal — a Super Bowl title.”
We applaud the timing and substance of the move. After the offseason the Steelers just had — more on that below — the organization smartly recognized they have the right guys leading the way. At least off the field.