Philadelphia Eagles may be keeping Howie Roseman, 3 reactions

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Sources indicate the Philadelphia Eagles may hold on to Howie.

Okay, let’s get into it. According to Paul Domowitch of the Philadelphia Inquirer, multiple sources state the likelihood of Jeffrey Lurie firing Howie Roseman is slim to none and that ‘while no decision has been reached on whether Pederson will be back for a sixth season, Roseman’s return never has been in doubt’. Here’s a quote from Joe Banner, former president of the Philadelphia Eagles. Credit Domowitch’s piece for this one as well:

"I know how Jeff thinks. I know how much confidence he has in Howie. I know, in his mind, he’ll view Howie’s eight-to-10-year record, including winning a Super Bowl. I think he has tremendous trust in Howie, and I’d be very surprised if there was a move there."

Another unnamed league source puts things this way.

"(Jeffrey Lurie) likes to be surrounded by people that he feels he can trust without any reservation. People that kind of know him and how he thinks, and vice-versa. Jeffrey is very uncomfortable in situations where he doesn’t have people like that immediately around him, and there’s nobody else there that can be that to him at the moment other than Howie so I have a hard time picturing him standing there without anybody like that by his side."

There’s a lot to unpack here. Let’s do some work. Here are three immediate reactions if you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan.

1. The Philadelphia Eagles had better find someone who can evaluate talent.

General managers are mostly responsible for two things (at least in the eyes of fans), managing the cap and finding talent for their football team. Howie hasn’t done either job particularly well. Then again, if you remove the wide receivers and some of the skill players, you can make the argument that Howie’s drafts haven’t been terrible.

There are a few guys who need to be coached up (Shaun Bradley and K’Von Wallace). Some guys are playing out of position, Nathan Gerry and Davion Taylor (they feel like safeties), but all teams miss on draft picks correct? Either way, Howie misses on draft picks way too often, and he needs help evaluating talent for the 2021 NFL Draft.