Conclusion: The seat is getting warm, but it shouldn’t be hot yet.
So, in the end, how is Howie Roseman doing? Is he doing a good job or not? That’s the debate. Some are upset about his decision to take JJ Arcega-Whiteside over D.K. Metcalf in last year’s draft, and that’s fair. The jury is still out on that one.
It was one year, and Arcega-Whiteside fell victim to some bad coaching. We’ll have to wait and see how he progresses. For whatever reason, Howie Roseman struggles when it comes to drafting wide receivers and cornerbacks. That has to change. As mentioned earlier, this team can’t keep screwing up draft choices and then wager further choices in trades for veterans in an attempt to rectify their issues on the roster.
At some point, they have to handle the evaluation of talent better.
The long and the short of it is this. Nothing’s perfect in any front office. Howie Roseman’s job is to help Philly field the best team possible. Doesn’t he do that? Last year, statements were made that this was a better roster than the one that one the Super Bowl. Malik Jackson and DeSean Jackson got hurt. That isn’t Howie Roseman’s fault. There have been high points, and there have been low points, but if you haven’t come to the conclusion that Roseman knows what he’s doing, something is wrong.
Regardless of os what happens, this team overachieves, and they’re winning. Keep in mind the fact that they just won the NFC East a season ago with a shattered roster. Much of that is due to Roseman’s efforts.
Should he be fired? He absolutely shouldn’t. Should his seat get a little warm if he butchers another draft and if this team takes another step backward in 2020? Well, that’s true too. Right now, however, Howie has done enough to prove he’s earned our trust. That’s how the staff feels here at ITI. That’s how Eagles chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie seems to feel, and his opinion is more important on this subject than any of ours. You’re more than welcome to disagree. The debate table is wide open.