Steelers sign GM Kevin Colbert through 2021 NFL draft

PITTSBURGH -- The Steelers have secured general manager Kevin Colbert for another season.

Colbert, who joined the organization in February 2000, signed a one-year extension that will keep him with the Steelers through the 2021 NFL draft.

Colbert's current deal went through the 2020 NFL draft.

"It's hard to quantify how fortunate I am to have been a part of this organization the last 20 years," Colbert said in a statement. "I look forward to the challenge of getting our team back into playoff contention while never losing sight of our ultimate goal -- winning a Super Bowl."

Colbert was instrumental in bringing safety Minkah Fitzpatrick to Pittsburgh from Miami in Week 3 in exchange for a package that included a first-round pick.

Whereas coach Mike Tomlin received a contract extension through 2021 before the 2019 season, Colbert elected to work on a year-to-year basis.

But in a sit-down with local media last month, Steelers president Art Rooney II was optimistic that Colbert would return for another year.

"Kevin continues to play a key role in our success and his dedication to our personnel efforts in unparalleled," Rooney said in a statement Wednesday. "We are pleased he will lead those efforts for at least one more year."