You can’t talk about Philly’s success without bringing up the man who purchased this team with the hope of turning it into a winner. Since purchasing the Eagles from Norman Braman for $195 million on May 6th of 1994, the Eagles have made the playoffs 15 times.
They’ve seen six NFC Championship Game appearances. They’ve made the Super Bowl twice, and they’ve got a Lombardi Trophy on the shelf for their efforts.
Jeffrey Lurie succeeds where other owners don’t. He doesn’t possess the maniacal traits of a Jerry Jones or a Daniel Snyder but he’s just as interested in winning as any of the most competitive chairmen and CEOs in the game.
Lurie hires guys that know what they’re doing, and he allows them to do their jobs. The Eagles are better because he’s taken ownership of the franchise. Anyone who remembers Norman Braman will tell you that. Place him in George Washington’s spot on this Mount Rushmore.