3 Similarities Philadelphia Eagles GM Roseman, Ruben Amaro share

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1. Roseman has caused quite of few headaches for the Philadelphia Eagles.

There’s a lot being said about Carson Wentz‘s four-year, $128 million extension right now, and rightfully so. Heading into 2021’s season, he’ll represent 35 million dollars against the Birds’ cap, which is a lot for a player who isn’t even guaranteed to start if he is on the team.

NBC Washington’s insider JP Finlay puts things this way:

"In 2022, Wentz will count (as) $31 million on the Eagles cap, about 14 percent. Releasing him then would bring a $24.5 million dead cap penalty with about $7 million in cap savings, (which) still (isn’t). By 2023, when Wentz will still count $34 million on the cap and about 14 percent of their spending room, the Eagles could release the former number 2 overall pick. There’s a $15 million dead cap hit, but the team would save $19 million in space."

Before the 2020 season, this seemed like a nice move. Philly signed Wentz sooner rather than later, and in doing so, seemingly got a discount. There also wasn’t any other competition on the roster. Fast forward, and Wentz is trending down. You have to look at what the Eagles gave him over the course of the last two years, a make-shift offensive line and a receiving corps made out of scout team guys.

Another contract that Roseman is responsible for is that of Alshon Jeffery, a four-year, $52 million deal he inked after helping the team win Super Bowl LII. Again, at the time, it seemed like a nice idea. Since then, Jeffery has regressed, and Philly has been paying (pun intended) for this decision ever since.

Over the last two regular seasons, Jeffery has appeared in 17 games and collected 605 receiving yards, which isn’t close to being evidence as to why he’s making so much money. Jeffery is a stain on this team’s salary structure. In 2020 and 2021, he represents a combined $33 million against the cap. The dead cap number is $26 million, which would be a lot for the team to eat if they released him.

There have been other bad deals, but you get the idea. Amaro, like Roseman, is no stranger to bad business decisions. We looked at a few of Roseman’s contract blunders. Let’s talk about the Phillies’ G.M.