Eagles find their assistant general manager via internal promotion

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Does anyone else remember that time when Philadelphia Eagles Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie told us that he was certain his front office had several general managers in waiting who were simply needing to be given their opportunity? Yeah, we laughed at him. We all thought that was funny, but it turns out he was right. Who would have thought?

You have to forgive us for our procrastination in simply jumping on board with everything that the boss or the Eagles brass, namely Howie Roseman was saying. Perhaps it was that ‘quarterback factory’ thing. Then again, there could have been varying factors.

The Eagles are expected to promote internally and assign Jon Ferrari to the assistant G.M. role.

The more we all think about this one. Our reluctance to believe Lurie lied in our theories that, as brilliant as he is, he should be ignored in all matters related to football in the front office or on the field. Come on. How did you feel after learning that he was responsible for J.J. Arcega-Whiteside’s selection?

It was hard to trust what we were hearing in pressers those days, but to his credit, Jeffrey got that ‘G.M. factory’ right. Fast forward to the present, and their most recent offseason has been just as much about staff losses and all of the holes in the front office as it’s been about roster turnover and additions.

We might be approaching a few announcements though, especially after it’s been learned that, after adding former Cleveland Browns national scout Charles Walls and Denver Broncos vice president of player personnel Matt Russell, they’ve hired Brandon Hunt, a former Pittsburgh Steelers pro scouting coordinator. Former NFL Network reporter Aditi Kinkhabwala added some fuel to the fire as well, reporting that Jon Ferrari is expected to be elevated as one (of potentially two) assistant GMs.

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Ferrari initially joined the Philadelphia Eagles in 2016. He’s entering his sixth season with the organization and was promoted to the role of vice president of football operations and compliance during the 2019 offseason. The Eagles will likely make an official announcement about front office changes in the near future.

In the meantime, keep your eyes peeled, and don’t blink. At the time of this story being written and reported, Memorial Day approaches, but they don’t seem to be taking any days off at the NovaCare Complex.