Overall, the Steelers are better now than at the beginning of the offseason
Kevin Colbert can finally rest and enjoy retirement, with a small stipulation. He will be taking on a small position in the front office as many assume that he will be taking on an advisory role. He had a lot to figure out heading into the offseason.
The puzzle in front of him after the Steelers were eliminated in the playoffs was one of the most challenging in many years. There were unquestionable holes in the roster and the need to find reliable replacements was there. He had enough picks in the draft and a good chunk of spending cash to figure things out.
He wanted to leave the team in good shape once he stepped down and he did that for the most part. Colbert was able to add both quality and quantity at different positions and give this roster competitive players littered across it. It was a challenging offseason, and the true results of his moves will be determined when games are played.
Overall Offseason grade: B-
It was a good effort by Colbert and his front office as they knew the end was nearing as the offseason went on. He was able to plug holes at starting spots and gave the future of this team some openness with the types of contracts he offered. Overall, it was a nice retirement tour for him on paper, the true results will be determined over the next season.
Kevin Colbert will always be a legendary General manager for the Steelers. He has been able to create another competitive roster for the upcoming 2022 season, even though he has retired from his post.