Roseman Wins PFWA Executive of the Year
PHILADELPHIA (973espn.com) - The architect of the 14-3 Philadelphia Eagles has been named the NFL's Executive of the Year by the Pro Football Writers of America.
Howie Roseman, the Eagles' executive vice president of football operations, built a roster that helped Philadelphia improve from consecutive 7-9 seasons to 13 regular-season wins, tying a franchise record.
Philadelphia won the NFC East and returned to the playoffs for the first time since 2013 as the No. 1 seed in the NFC. Sunday's conference championship game between the Eagles and Minnesota Vikings will decide who represents the NFC at Super Bowl LII.
Roseman is regarded as a salary-cap wizard around the league and was responsible for trading up twice to get from No. 13 overall to the second overall pick into 2016 in order to get second-team All-Pro quarterback Carson Wentz.
That move was fortified this offseason in free agency with acquisitions like Alshon Jeffery, Torrey Smith, Chris Long and Nick Foles, as well as trades that landed defensive tackle Tim Jernigan and Ronald Darby.
Roseman is the first member of the Eagles organization to earn the PFWA’s NFL Executive of the Year award since it was established in 1993.
The PFWA also named the Los Angeles Rams' Sean McVay as the Coach of the Year and Minnesota offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur as Assistant Coach of the Year.
-John McMullen covers the Eagles and the NFL for 973espn.com. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @JFMcMullen