The Eagles have finally found their man.

The team promoted from within and naming the former assistant director of player personnel Ed Marynowitz vice president of player personnel.

“I’m excited and appreciative about the opportunity Mr. Lurie, Chip Kelly and the Eagles organization have given me,” said Marynowitz, who signed a three-year contract.

The 30-year-old Marynowitz joined the Eagles in 2012 as the team’s assistant director of pro scouting and was promoted one year later to assistant director of player personnel.  He essentially replaces Tom Gamble who the team parted ways with and Howie Roseman who essentially has no more player personnel power.

He will now be working hand-and-hand with Chip Kelly, helping him make important decisions on the Eagles roster.

“Ed is someone who has really impressed me going back to my interview process with the Eagles two years ago,” said head coach Chip Kelly. “He’s very bright, detailed, organized and his vision was aligned with what we want to accomplish. I spoke with a lot of people outside of our organization over the past few weeks and in the end, Ed was the most impressive.”

The Eagles had interviewed some candidates from outside the organization, but many felt it would be hard to find someone who had a lot of experience.  The perception is this job will not have a lot of power with Chip Kelly getting final say in personnel decisions.

While Marynowitz might not have a lot of NFL experience, he has an impressive resume. He worked with Nick Saban at the University of Alabama as the school’s director of player personnel from 2008-11. During his time in Tuscaloosa, Marynowitz was instrumental in helping construct three straight consensus No. 1 recruiting classes, while all five classes during his time at Alabama ranked in the top five in the country.

“This is a great opportunity for Ed and I think Philadelphia made an excellent decision in terms of expanding his role and responsibilities in the organization,” said Alabama head coach Nick Saban. “Ed did an outstanding job for us when he was here and made a great contribution to our program as director of player personnel. The thing I was most impressed with was how much he wanted to learn in the area of player evaluation and his knowledge in that area really expanded during his time at Alabama."

His resume also includes a stop in Miami working with the Dolphins and Bill Parcels.

“I can’t tell you how well thought of Ed is in the scouting business," Kelly added. "What many people in the football community told me matched exactly what I thought of him from Day One.”

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