We’ll finally get to hear from the Eagles’ owner on Tuesday.
It’s been quite some time since we heard from Philadelphia Eagles owner and CEO Jeffrey Lurie. The last time he addressed anyone in a public setting was at last year’s owners meetings. He hasn’t spoken to the media in Philadelphia since he hired head coach Doug Pederson. It’s safe to say that a lot has transpired since then. There’s a lot to discuss.
Lurie’s decision to go incognito hasn’t stopped us from talking about him. We’ve heard stories of his growing impatience. For those of you that haven’t, the rumor is Lurie is becoming increasingly impatient with a title chase and, frankly, doesn’t understand why his team hasn’t won a Super Bowl yet. That impatience led to an even bigger story, earlier this off-season, when he stepped in and blocked his quarterbacks coach, John DeFilippo, from interviewing with the New York Jets for their offensive coordinator position.
Then, there’s everything that’s transpired on the field since the Pederson hiring.
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So as we turn another page in the continuing story that is the Eagles, the team’s owner has never been more interesting. He’s been more visible at practices. There was the blind faith in former head coach Chip Kelly and that decision’s fallout (Howie Roseman‘s exile for instance).
Then, following Kelly’s firing, there was the re-emergence of Roseman as the team’s executive vice president of football operations. You all know what followed. A ton of money was handed out in last year’s off-season. Then-starting quarterback Sam Bradford was dealt. That eventually led to the Eagles scoring the 14th-overall selection in 2017.
The Eagles drafted a franchise quarterback, Carson Wentz in 2016. This off-season, they added not one, but two of the NFL‘s premier wide receivers, Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith. As the draft approaches, which will be held in Philadelphia, the Eagles have been linked with everything from high profile cornerbacks and wide receivers to two of the most discussed running backs available.
Did we mention there’s a lot to discuss? Lurie addresses the media Tuesday. Buckle up. This should be interesting.