As is the case with Jerry Jones and his three children, Stephen, Charlotte, and Jerry Jones Jr., down in Texas, we may be talking about a little family business when it comes to the Philadelphia Eagles down the road.
According to a story by Bo Wulf of The Athletic, Julian Lurie, the son of Eagles Chairman and CEO Jeffrey, will join the franchise’s front office officially in a formalized role. He’ll carry the official title of Business and Football Operations Strategy.
Jeffrey has already shared a few thoughts. Here’s a quote from the boss, courtesy of Wulf that comes from Lurie at the league meetings in late March.
"Obviously, he grew up in the family that owns the team. He’s an avid Philadelphia sports fan. He loves the Eagles, loves the NFL. He really has a great feel for many aspects of the sport. After college, he went into the NFL rotational program to learn much more about the business side and the league side from New York, working for the NFL for all those years. I’ve always, sort of like a lot of children of families that own teams, kind of (brought) him along in terms of I want to expose him to all aspects of both the business side and the operational side, the nuts, and bolts, yet also the strategy side. He’s a real sharp guy."
There’s still work to do to complete the Philadelphia Eagles’ front office.
Sometimes, in life, you get lucky. Every once in a while, you’ll walk down the street and see five dollars that you didn’t work for sitting there. Sometimes, you’re fortunate enough to have the right last name.
Julian’s addition to the front office has been expected for quite some time. A Harvard graduate, he worked in a junior rotational program at the NFL for two years. He also took an active role in interviewing Philadelphia Eagles head-coaching candidates this past January and joined his father, general manager Howie Roseman, and head coach Nick Sirianni in Mobile for the most recent Senior Bowl.
It would be nice to hang out at the NovaCare Complex and wear a suit, but most of us will have to settle for being fans instead. In the case of Julian, he’s ensured that we’re probably going to be seeing the Lurie name around the NovaCare Complex for years to come.
Could we be looking at the beginning stages of a career that eventually leads the young man into a successive role to his father? We’ll have to wait and see what happens, but it sounds like this could be where things are headed.