Report: Howie Roseman Returning to Eagles in 2021
It’s understandable to think that jobs are on the line within the Philadelphia Eagles organization.
An ugly 4-10-1 record has seemingly reached help the organization reach a boiling point after being eliminated from playoff contention last week in a loss to Dallas. The man atop the totem pole in Philadelphia, general manager Howie Roseman, has taken most of the flak for a roster with a lengthy list of holes, depth issues and now a quarterback controversy.
But apparently he will be back with the team in 2021.
The Eagles made a lot of news this weekend about their future.
On Saturday it was reported that defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz would be leaving, and Doug Pederson will be staying. On Sunday, it was reported that Carson Wentz will be asking for a trade and now according to Jay Glazer of FOX, it looks like Roseman will remain with the team.
“We’re going to go with guys I do believe are safe. Doug Pederson, couple weeks ago, didn’t look like that. He is going to have to make a bunch of changes on his staff. And also, his general manager, Howie Roseman? He looked to be on the hot seat. He’s not. He’ll return to Philly as well.”
While it will be unpopular with the Eagles fan base, the team looks like they are banking on the Pederson/Roseman duo to figure things out and give them a chance to work with Jalen Hurts.
This is a sign that owner Jeffery Lurie wants to see what his Super Bowl winning coach can do with Hurts, with Carson Wentz likely to ask to be traded.
Roseman helped build the teams lone Super Bowl roster, and the team has been to the playoff each of the past three seasons. However, they are currently 4-10-1 and the only NFC east team not playing for a playoff berth in Week 17. Since winning the Super Bowl, the team has been decimated by injuries, going 23-26-1.
While Roseman is a constant punching bag by fans for his drafting, little is known just how much influence and power he has on draft day. Roseman is often given credit for the teams manipulation of the salary cap, finding creative ways to get players to sign in Philadelphia. Now that seems to have caught up to the team, which has major cap issues entering the 2021 season.
There have been many misses in recent years, which includes the well documented drafting of wide receiver J.J. Arcega-Whiteside last year and selecting Jalen Reagor over Justin Jefferson this year.
The Eagles enter the Week 17 game ranked just 22nd in total offense and 21st in total defense.
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