The Pittsburgh Steelers have quite the offseason ahead of them if they are to solidify their championship-caliber team moving forward. Of course, their first order of business will be signing running back Le’Veon Bell to a lucrative contract extension. There has been optimism from both sides regarding the potential long-term deal. According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, general manager Kevin Colbert is hoping to get it done by March 6, which is the deadline to designate a franchise player: “I don’t like to get into too much detail,” Colbert said. “I can say that I am optimistic that we can find common ground. Those things are never final until they are final. Until we reach an agreement we don’t have anything right now.” The Steelers had placed the franchise tag on Bell last offseason, which paid him $21.1 million for the 2017 NFL season.