There are three things to consider concerning Howie Roseman and the Eagles.
Remember how good things were in August of 2018? The Eagles were coming off of a Super Bowl. Howie Roseman had just won the Pro Football Writers Association Executive of the Year Award, and everyone was buzzing about a ‘new norm’ that Doug Pederson was talking about. It seemed Doug and Howie would be a part of the organization for years to come.
Hold up! Wait a minute! Y’all thought we were finished (in our Meek Mill voices)… Fast forward back to the present, and things have changed. Doug is the coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars now. Half of the Eagles’ fan base can’t stand the sight of Howie Roseman.
Here are three things to think about now as Howie enters the biggest season of his career.
1. Dare we say Jalen Hurts might save Howie’s job?
While it’s easy to bring up bad contract extensions that look even worse years later (Alshon Jeffery’s for instance), it has to be stated that, even though it’s easy to forget that Howie’s job description encompasses more than managing the salary cap and gearing up for the draft, if we’re being fair, once you get over the way he’s butchered the wide receiver position, Roseman’s drafts aren’t terrible.
They aren’t great either, but they aren’t atrocious.
Every NFL team misses on draft picks, but take the Jalen Hurts selection in 2020 for example. Viewed as a horrible decision at the time, that one seems to have worked out in Howie’s favor. Jalen has a long way to go, but after Carson Wentz’s sudden and rapid regression, it was nice to have that card to play.
We’ll see how things go in year three. Jalen, if he’s able to take the next step, could help Howie earn a new deal at the end of the 2022-2023 NFL season. Unless of course…
You know what? It’s probably time that we move on to the next theory.