Eagles still accepting mediocrity with reported Howie Roseman extension

Howie Rosemanm Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Howie Rosemanm Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

Some think he’s done a good job. Others believe he could leave tomorrow, and they’d feel no ill effects. The opinions vary, but the mention of Philadelphia Eagles vice president/general manager Howie Roseman‘s name evokes some sort of emotion in all of us.

Sources tell the always-reliable Jimmy Kempski of The Philly Voice that the leader of Philly’s front office has signed a new three-year extension to remain with the organization. That’s not something that happens without there being some discussion.

The Eagles are again saying that being average is okay by extending Howie Roseman.

Remember the new norm? It sounded good at the time, didn’t it? Doug Pederson flashed that trademark smile and told everyone at the Eagles victory parade (and everyone who was watching on some other platform) that Philadelphia’s loyal fans could get used to seeing their team play football deep into February and, if everything worked out from time to time, in February during football’s biggest game.

The next year took a similar path as 2017. Carson Wentz got hurt. Nick Foles stepped in, and the Birds came within a few plays of appearing in a second consecutive NFC Championship Game. They haven’t been that close since.

Sady the new norm wasn’t deep playoff runs and championship glory. The new norm is being a game above .500 and barely scraping by. Howie Roseman is one of the biggest reasons for that being the case.

Sure, stating that his job is simply limited to managing the salary cap and building competitive rosters would be asinine. A general manager does much more than that, but both of those areas are immensely important in dictating how he’s viewed.

More often than not, the Eagles have been hindered by bad contracts, and that’s hindered his team from being competitive in free agency. More often than not, his draft choices haven’t worked out. The entire 2017 Eagles draft class is gone now by the way.

Howie’s had to pay exorbitant amounts of money to old players to cover up for the draft snafus. They get older. They get hurt, and the deals they sign look much worse at their end than they did in the beginning.

Here’s the point, we’ve allowed ourselves to say that missing on ten picks is okay because, eventually, Howie will nail three. We’ve told ourselves that waiting to next year is okay because it was Howie that led this team to a Super Bowl win to conclude a magical run in 2017-2018.

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None of that matters now. The ink is apparently dry, and Howie will be here for three more years after this one. We hope you’re happy Jeffrey Lurie. Sure, this team surprised us by making the postseason, but again, they were 9-8. That’s our new norm… 9-8…

It’s going to be a long four years. Apathy will dictate the conversation because if you believe this team is ever going to achieve heights that are greater than what we’ve seen from 2019 on, you’re fooling yourselves.