On Thursday, the Pittsburgh Steelers game general manager Kevin Colbert a two-year contract extension, keeping him with the team through 2020.
In a prepared statement, Steelers president Art Rooney II said, “I am excited to announce we have extended Kevin Colbert’s contract for an additional two years. Kevin’s dedication and diligent work have played a major role in our success. We are pleased he will continue to lead our personnel efforts for at least the next three years.”
With Colbert signing the extension, the Steelers now have their general manager and head coach under contract until 2020, since Mike Tomlin also signed an extension during the offseason.
According to ESPN, running back Le’Veon Bell, who has been seeking a new contract this season, congratulated Colbert on the extension.
Bell wrote “Congrats Kev” on his Twitter account, showing there was no animosity between them even though he still doesn’t have a new contract.
Bell, who skipped training camp as he was holding out for a new deal, said he plans to report to the team on Friday, which has plenty of Steelers fans excited to finally have their full offense on display when the season starts.
Colbert has been with the Steelers since 2000, he started as the team’s director of football operations, a title he held for 11 years, before becoming the team’s general manager.
While he has been with the franchise, the Steelers have won three AFC Championships and two Super Bowls. They have also won the division title eight times and made the playoffs 11 times.
“I have been very fortunate to have been a part of this organization over the last 17 years,” Colbert said in the statement. “I am very thankful for the opportunity to continue to be a part of our annual pursuit of a championship.”