The Pittsburgh Steelers nonetheless dangle work to full to preserve overall supervisor Kevin Colbert in city, nonetheless it looks to be as if progress is being made.
Owner Artwork Rooney II urged newshounds Wednesday that all indicators indicate Colbert returning for a minimal of 1 extra season.
“I’m optimistic about Kevin being back subsequent year. We dangle to gain one thing accomplished. The sooner, the simpler,” Rooney talked about, by Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Submit-Gazette.
Colbert is within the closing year of his contract, which expires after the 2020 NFL Draft. For the length of the 2019 campaign, the Steelers and Colbert determined to wait till after the season to discuss the future.
With the offseason arriving, those talks will originate up in earnest.
Some dot-connectors linked Colbert presumably taking a job with the Carolina Panthers this year, becoming a member of traditional Steelers minority shareholder and present Panthers owner David Tepper. These rumors dangle fallen largely quiet.
Colbert stays one among the valid and most on the total respected GMs within the NFL. His penchant for discovering label picks within the mid-to-unhurried rounds, particularly on the broad receiver worry, dangle kept the Steelers effectively-stocked for years. Pittsburgh has won two Orderly Bowls, and long gone to three, below Colbert’s steering.
One among the GM’s most pressing offseason concerns will be re-signing free agent pass rusher Bud Dupree. Rooney talked about Wednesday he hopes to help the skin linebacker who’s coming off a profession-wonderful 11.5-sack season.
“We’d decide to dangle Bud back, no query about it. We can live our wonderful to develop it occur,” Rooney talked about, by Dulac.