Grading Kevin Colbert’s last offseason as Steelers General Manager
Kevin Colbert had a lot to do before retiring after the draft and his final offseason brought some interesting moves for the Steelers.
Kevin Colbert was one of the best General managers in the history of the Steelers franchise. He was able to make a name for himself in the NFL world in different organizations before returning to his hometown team. It took him a while, but eventually he became the General manager.
Under the direction of him and Head Coach Mike Tomlin, there was no season short of a below .500 record. They were able to keep the black and gold winning football games on a routine basis. They were also able to help this team win another championship and go to another Super Bowl, which they lost.
He is now retired after a long offseason process played out. The team was active in free agency, which is not a very common occurrence for the Steelers. He had a nice retirement tour as he created a good roster that has a better chance than many would like to give them credit for.
Colbert had a long storied career with the Steelers
Colbert started his professional career with the Miami Dolphins as one of their college scouts. He lasted there for a handful of years before he moved up the ranks and became the Lions director of pro scouting. That was a significant upgrade for his career and things only seemed to get better from there.
After Detroit, he was hired onto his hometown team as the director of football operations. He would be with the Steelers for over two decades and eventually became the General manager in 2010. He helped this team win many games in what seems to be a Hall of Fame career.