Give Howie Roseman a round of applause if you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan.
When the Philadelphia Eagles walked off the field in Week 17, deliberately throwing the game in order to improve draft position, the perception of this team and the front office couldn’t have been worse.
Entering the offseason with all the dysfunctional issues that they had, the trajectory of this team certainly felt like it was going in the wrong direction. Their $100-million franchise quarterback had been benched. There were questions about Doug Pederson and his staff, and this roster for the third straight season could not stay healthy.
Oh, and that’s not all. Philadelphia’s salary cap issues that they carried into the offseason hurt as well. Before any moves were made, the Eagles were forced to shed over $50 million in salary. The outlook was not positive, and the fanbase once again turned on the executive vice president and general manager Howie Roseman.
To his credit, Howie has turned things around, and even though most will never give him credit, his performance during 2020’s offseason is one that would normally get a general manager some praise.
Now, while there are still some that want to see him fired, the majority of fans watching understand what he did this offseason. The atmosphere around this team has gone from bleak to a trajectory that is trending upward. Once considered a top general manager after winning the Super Bowl back in 2017, this may be his greatest work.
Here are four moves that may have thrust him back into respectability.