The Eagles’ Howie Roseman was ranked No. 8 among the NFL’s general managers by NBC Sports Edge’s Patrick Daugherty.
Roseman, coming off a Super Bowl victory after the 2017 season, is basking in the glow of a tremendous offseason, so the No. 8 ranking might be considered low.
Daugherty praised Roseman for how he “cleaned up Chip Kelly’s mess and won a Super Bowl.”
Plus, the way he “handled a short rebuild following the Carson Wentz trade.”
“If [Jalen] Hurts lacks a second gear, Roseman has left himself well positioned to find his replacement with another pair of 2023 first-rounders,” Daugherty wrote.
“Roseman is a whirlwind, but one that has made the playoffs four times in five years and has a Lombardi Trophy to show for it.”
JIMMY G TRADE UPDATE
We wrote the other day that the Eagles shouldn’t even consider trading for San Francisco quarterback Jimmy Garappolo.
The website flurrysports.org lists three possible trade destinations for Jimmy G — Cleveland, Tampa Bay and Detroit.
The Eagles were listed as an “honorable mention” to make a deal. We’ve slept on it and we reiterate — no Jimmy G deal.
WEBSITE: EAGLES LOGO ‘OUTDATED’
The Eagles’ logo was ranked 26th in the NFL by the clutchpoints.com website.
That’s the 26th *worse* logo. Booooo.
The website wrote:
“Philadelphia rounds out a trio of solid but outdated logos [along with Denver and Arizona]. The eagle head looks fierce and an ‘E’ possibly being hidden in the logo is a nice added touch.
“Much like Denver, Philadelphia needs a rebrand after using the current logo for more than a quarter-century.
“The shade of green that the team uses, dubbed ‘midnight green,’ is a subject of debate among fans. Some love it, while others clamor for the return of the ‘Kelly green’ the Eagles used throughout its early history.
“Philadelphia is bringing back the ‘Kelly green’ throwback jerseys in 2023 as an alternate, but it should consider bringing them back permanently.
“The team’s previous logo, which showed a full eagle carrying a football in its talons, would also bring a smile to many fans’ faces.”
Gotta admit: We loved the old logo with eagle and the football in its talons.
The top three logos, according to the website, are Miami, Pittsburgh and Buffalo. The NFL East logo ranks are: Commanders, 32nd and last; Giants 23; and Cowboys 11.
QUESTIONS GOING INTO CAMP
CBS Sports asks three questions facing the Eagles going into camp. (I’ll give quick answers.)
CBS: Is Jalen Hurts ready to throw the ball more?
CB: Yes. He has better receivers and another year under his belt. He has a great offensive line plus the threat of a potent running game — thus, opening up the passing game.
CBS: Does Jonathan Gannon have a plan for his new pieces?
CB: Well, he’s the defensive coordinator and I’m going to guess as part of his coordinating, so yes, he has a plan. I don’t think he’s going to wait until Week 4 to come up with something.
CBS: Who is starting at safety?
CB: Gotta figure on Anthony Harris and Marcus Epps but veteran Jaquiski Tartt might have a say, too. This is a potential position of vulnerability should the Eagles face injuries.
SOME LOVE FOR EAGLES’ WILLIAMS
According to barstwoolsports.com (not barstool), Milton Williams will be the Eagles’ breakout player this year.
Williams is a second-year defensive tackle, a third-round pick in 2021. He played in all 17 games, started two of them and had 30 tackles.
Here is some of what the website said about Williams:
Williams had a disastrous start to his rookie season. Through four games, Williams ranked 352nd out of 359 defensive players in Pro Football Focus grade, and he was the lowest-graded defensive lineman … In the final 13 games of the season, Williams had a much more respectable 57.2 overall grade with 19 total pressures.
The Eagles consider Williams a rising prospect who is expected to be part of the defensive tackle rotation with Fletcher Cox, rookie Jordan Davis, Javon Hargrave.
FORMER PLAYER: COMMANDERS TO WIN NFC EAST
Robert Turbin spent eight seasons in the NFL, playing for four different teams and winning a Super Bowl before landing a job on the NFL Network. In a recent edition of “NFL Total Access,” Turbin showed his love for the Washington Commanders.
“Washington Commanders [are] winning the NFC East,” Turbin said.
His co-hosts, including former NFL players Bucky Brooks and Willie McGinest, got a good laugh at Turbin’s prediction.
“The Commanders, Carson Wentz, not the greatest quarterback, but certainly an upgrade from everyone else they’ve had,” Turbin said.
“And the key here, Ron Rivera knows how to rebuild a franchise; he did it in Carolina; he’s the coach that I’d trust out of every coach in that decision right now.”
ANALYST: COMMANDERS TO START 0-8
The NFL Network’s Adam Rank has a different outlook on the Commanders.
He says Washington will start the season 0-8 before beating the Vikings at home in Week 9. Rank predicts a 3-14 season. The Commanders were 7-10 last year.
Washington plays host to the Eagles in Week 3.