Eagles’ Howie Roseman Listed Near the Top of NFL.com’s GM Power Rankings
The first era of Howie Roseman’s tenure as Philadelphia Eagles general manager was met with mixed reviews.
While Roseman might have had the title of GM, it was highly assumed that head coach Andy Reid was picking the players and managing the roster that went 42- 38 over five seasons with two playoff appearances.
He regained power on Dec 30 of 2015 and his teams have gone 20-12 with a NFC East and Super Bowl Championship.
And for that, according to NFL.com’s Gregg Rosenthal, Roseman’s reputation has changed now in his second tour at the top of the Eagles front office.
Rosenthal listed Roseman No. 3 in his NFL general manager power rankings entering the 2018 season
There is no greater testament to a general manager's skill than winning a Super Bowlwith a backup quarterback. Using a blend of new-school analytics and an old-fashioned obsession with line play, Roseman transformed the Eagles roster in just two years. He helped kick-start the trade tsunami enveloping the league, a sign of a decision maker confident enough to make mistakes.The trade up to draft Carson Wentz second overall in 2016 might help define the Eagles' next decade, but Roseman's reluctance to stand pat after capturing a title bodes well for the team's ability to sustain success. He's come a long way from his Chip Kelly-enforced exile.
The rebuild the second time around was spear-headed by landing that franchise quarterback.
Making a pair of trades that helped land quarterback Carson Wentz, was the key in helping him shoot up this list. Adding Nick Foles as insurance, who became Super Bowl MVP, was just the tip of the iceberg.
Roseman added some key veterans like Alshon Jeffery, Tim Jernigan, Ronald Darby, and Jay Ajayi to name a few.
Roseman resume now looks strong, and adding that Super Bowl title puts him near the top of the list of general managers in football.