Howie Roseman’s recent run with the Philadelphia Eagles has been a flawed one.
Here’s a question. Was Howie Roseman‘s construction of the 2017 Philadelphia Eagles roster a sign of unadulterated genius, or did he, for one magnificent season, catch lightning in a bottle? He isn’t the worst G.M. on the planet (he currently holds down both the general manager and team vice president duties), but his run in the ‘City of Brotherly Love’ has seen its share of blunders.
Keep in mind that, before there was ever a Doug Pederson era, it was Roseman that was the mastermind behind that ‘Dream Team’ debacle in 2011. In all honesty, even though that was an amazing opportunity to learn from his mistakes and get better, there isn’t much difference between who Howie was back then and who he is now. The formula hasn’t changed much.
So here we are. As Jason Peters tries to strong-arm an organization that has paid him over $100 million over the course of 11 seasons, some wonder if the Eagles brass will cave in to his demands as they’ve always done or if they’ll hold firm. Truthfully, it sets a bad precedent if they do.
What if Nick Foles would have said that he didn’t want to play quarterback in 2017 or in 2018 unless the team paid him a salary comparable to a starting-level veteran cornerback? Well, that’s another story for another day. Today we’re talking bad contracts and ideas. Here’s a countdown of Howie’s worst decisions during the Doug Pederson era.