Steelers Offseason Must Start With Kevin Colbert Extension

The Pittsburgh Steelers ended up with an 8-8 record in 2019 despite the sky falling down on a weekly basis due to injury or PR nightmares. Luckily, the roster constructed by GM Kevin Colbert held together and almost got Mike Tomlin to the playoffs.

Colbert's contract expires after the end of the draft, and most around Steelers Nation are hoping he ends up with a new deal.

Colbert has been with the Steelers as either president of football operations, general manager, or vice president since 2000, and is widely regarded as one of the main architects of the two Steelers teams that won Super Bowls in 2006 and 2009.

Colbert's shrewd deal-making, including a trade that sent a first-round pick to Miami for All-Pro safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, helped keep this team alive after losing Ben Roethlisberger for most of the season and Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell before the season.

Colbert might be the executive of the year, and should be compensated as such.

Pay the man. Don't overthink this. You were a few Devlin Hodges throws away from a playoff spot, and the chief architect of that team should get a nice new contract as a result.