Remember the days when Eagles fans were displeased with general manager Howie Roseman? It seems like a lifetime ago, and now the feelings have been clouded by massive talent and a winning season.
After putting together one of the best teams in franchise history, the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA) announced that Roseman was the winner for Executive of the Year. This marks his second win — the first one being in 2017 when the Eagles won the Super Bowl. And much like 2017, the 2022 season has felt very similar.
HOWIE ROSEMAN NAMED EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
The award is well earned for Roseman. Last season, the Eagles were in a “rebuild” year, finishing 9-8 and advancing to the playoffs with Jalen Hurts in the quarterback position for his first full season.
Roseman knew he had to build around Hurts, and he did just that this past offseason. He signed free agents Haason Reddick and Kyzir White, traded for A.J. Brown and C.J Gardner-Johnson, and signed James Bradberry. All five moves have tremendously paid off, and the team progressed to a 14-3 record. The Eagles took the NFC East, went into the playoffs as the No 1 seed, and are now one win away from their second Super Bowl appearance in five years.
This is Roseman’s 12th year as Eagles’ general manager. Starting as an intern in 2000, he was promoted to director of football administration followed by vice president of football administration and vice president of player personnel.
Roseman lost his decision-making abilities in 2015 when Chip Kelly was head coach, but returned in 2016. Despite some questionable moves including J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and Jalen Reagor, he has really redeemed himself among Philadelphians.
This offseason Roseman agreed to a three-year contract extension. He will now be signed through the 2025 season.
Joining Roseman, PFWA named New York Giants’ head coach Brian Daboll Coach of the Year and former Eagles’ linebacker and San Francisco 49ers’ DeMeco Ryans Assistant Coach of the Year.