The Detroit Lions are reportedly interested in the Steelers’ Kevin Colbert to fill their general manager vacancy, according to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora.
Lions covet Steelers GM Kevin Colbert but he is staying put. Marvin Lewis and Robert Saleh among their coaching candidates https://t.co/xl241s8wkx— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 3, 2021
Colbert, 64, has ties to Detroit, as he served as the Lions’ pro scouting director for a decade before arriving in Pittsburgh in 2000.
According to La Canfora, many in the Lions organization, including the Ford family and former linebacker Chris Spielman, hold Colbert in high regard and is uniquely equipped to lead the franchise out of the doldrums of the NFL.
Colbert is in his 21st season with the Steelers franchise, and was adamant last February that he has no intentions of working for another organization once his tenure in Pittsburgh is complete.
The general manager has been vocal about eyeing retirement in the past, and has signed one-year extensions the last few seasons with the Steelers as the teams continues to maximize its Super Bowl window.
La Canfora’s sources say Colbert has no plans of leaving the Steelers anytime soon and intends on signing another one-year extension for 2021.
Pittsburgh has achieved tremendous success under Colbert leadership, winning two Super Bowls, three AFC Championships and ten division titles.