Howie Roseman isn’t the man to build a Philadelphia Eagles roster unless he has some help in evaluating talent.
Both of these statements are accurate, even if it looks like they contradict one another. One, Howie Roseman is one of the better general managers in the NFL. Second, Howie Roseman has some serious issues with the way that he evaluates talent.
Too often, his decisions are downright ridiculous, even if they work out for him later. You all can argue among yourselves about which decisions fall in that category, but here are a few random thoughts to toss around when you have a moment to sit down and relax.
Even in college, wasn’t it obvious that D.K. Metcalf was better than JJ Arcega-Whiteside? Did it really make sense to spend a second-round draft choice on a project third-string quarterback when this team had so many needs in other areas?
Is it fair to say that Howie makes all of these bad decisions with the roster and then bails himself out with free-agent signings to fix everything? Might that be why this team is in such a bad standing salary cap-wise year after year? Howie’s like a college student with their first credit card. He just goes and blows money that really isn’t his and everything looks really awesome. That is until that credit card bill shows up.
Is Howie brilliant? Yes, he is. Does he do his job better than most of you or most Eagles fans that criticize him could do if they carried the same title? Absolutely, he does! Does he need some sort of accountability partner? That too is accurate.
This team can’t continue to miss on their draft picks, sign free agents, and bring back old Eagles who are clearly past their prime. If this continues, we’ll never see this team hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy again. In the meantime, since this team seems to be more interested in satisfying nostalgia than winning games, someone please go tell Howie that Trent Cole and Jeremy Maclin are available if he wants to bring them back too. They should be able to find the legs to play for one more year.