The Pittsburgh Steelers are getting ready to say goodbye to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Big Ben won’t be the only long-time Steeler leaving the team after this season. Kevin Colbert has been the picture of stability for the Steelers.
Colbert is credited with building the Steelers teams that won Super Bowls XL and XLII. Kevin has been the franchise’s general manager since 2010. That long run will come to an end at the conclusion of this year’s NFL Draft.
Ian Rapoport broke the news via Twitter this morning. Colbert is considered one of the most respected GM’s in the NFL. The team will retain his services through the draft.
“#Steelers GM Kevin Colbert, one of the NFL’s most respected figures, is expected to step down following the 2022 NFL Draft, sources say.”
Kevin Colbert was the Steelers’ Director of Football Operations for ten years before being promoted to GM. Colbert was also named team vice president in 2016. The number of Hall of Famers on his career draft list is impressive.
Colbert was in charge or held heavy influence when the team drafted Casey Hampton, Troy Polamu, Ben Roethlisberger, Heath Miller, Maurkice Pouncey, and others. TJ Watt and Najee Harris are major players that Colbert also brought into the fold. The talent and record of Kevin Colbert is undeniable.
Pittsburgh fans may share differing opinions about the job Kevin Colbert has done in the Steel City. Two Super Bowl titles and a litany of current and future Hall of Fame players tells the true story. Colbert will be sorely missed at Heinz Field.
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