Worst moves of the Philadelphia Eagles offseason thus far

Howie Roseman, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Howie Roseman, Philadelphia Eagles
Howie Roseman, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images) /

The Eagles will regret extending Howie Roseman for three more years.

Here’s what some might see as a compliment cloaked in criticism. The Eagles can do a whole lot worse than Howie Roseman, but the fact of the matter is this. He’s been here so long that much of the Eagles contingent has forgotten that this organization can do a lot better too.

At times, we forget this, but an NFL general manager’s job encompasses so much more than managing the salary cap, singing players to contract extensions, and making draft picks every April. Let’s face it though. That’s a huge part of how the public perceives the job that they’re doing.

Howie doesn’t draft particularly well. Philly always seems to be approaching cap hell or trying to find their way out of it.

At the time of this story being written and published, according to Spotrac, they’re expected to carry $36.1 million in dead-cap money through the 2022-2023 regular season. Only four NFL teams will carry more (the Atlanta Falcons, Houston Texans, Chicago Bears, and Seattle Seahawks).

For the uninitiated, dead cap money includes what they’re carrying accidentally (money on the books that results from players being released or traded before their contract ends) and what’s being carried intentionally (money on the books from players who had void years written into their contract so the organization can spread out the full amount of their cap hit over a longer span of time). Howie’s a master of that one.

If you want to know why Philadelphia can’t compete for high-end free agents every offseason, blame Howie’s way of doing business. If you want to know why this team seems to be stuck in neutral, look no further than its general manager. If you want to know why he doesn’t seem to be in any hurry to get this team back to prominence, look no further than the three-year extension he signed at the beginning of the new league year.

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Now, we can use arguments about Howie being concerned about the franchise’s long-term health as the excuse for this team’s apathy, but here’s a question. How many of you fully expect this team to be better three years from now than they are right now with Mr. Roseman at the helm?

Yep, that’s what we thought. As long as he’s here, things won’t advance past where they are right now. You can disagree as much as you like, but ladies and gentlemen, those are the facts.