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3 Reasons Why Howie Roseman Should Be Executive Of The Year In 2018

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Howie Roseman Will Be Executive Of The Year In 2018

Howie Roseman began his second stint as the Eagles General Manager during the 2015-2016 off-season. This came right after the Eagles fired then Head Coach/General Manager Chip Kelley. Since that day Roseman has been doing everything he can to get the Eagles back on track. Roseman has added talent via free agency, the draft, and through trades. His ability to make moves in a variety of ways is why Roseman will be executive of the year in 2018.

Eagles Given Fresh Start

Roseman’s first move as general manager included moving the players that Kelley brought in. Some of the big-name players moved included Demarco Murray, Byron Maxwell, and Kiko Alonso. Roseman traded Maxwell and Alonso to the Dolphins in order to secure a higher draft pick, which inevitably led to the drafting of Carson Wentz. As we all know, Wentz had a breakout year in 2017 and is now the Eagles franchise QB. Moving these players not only allowed Roseman to draft Wentz, but it gave him the flexibility to make moves in the offseason, specifically free agency.

Veteran Free Agents Give Eagles Bolstered Roster

In the 2017 free agency, Roseman did a great job bringing in veteran players to help give the Eagles leadership on both offense and defense. These players included Alshon Jeffery, Torrey Smith, Chris Long, Patrick Robinson, and LeGarrette Blount. These players, along with Ronald Darby and Tim Jernigan who were acquired via trade, helped lead the Eagles to a 13 win season and the #1 seed. No doubt, if Roseman didn’t add these players the Eagles would not be in the position they are.

A Winning Culture Created

One of the things Roseman is well known for is rewarding players who play well, by taking care of them when they are playing on expiring contracts. Typically GMs wait till the offseason to re-sign players, but Roseman chooses to extend players during the season. He did this in 2017 with newly acquired players Tim Jernigan and Alshon Jeffery. Doing this gives players a feeling that they are wanted and appreciated, as well as long-term stability. This transitions into better locker room morale and a sense that hard work will not go unrewarded. If you look at successful NFL teams these cultures, such as the Seahawks, Patriots, and Steelers. This is exactly what Roseman has done, created a winning culture and Philadephia for the years to come.

These three accomplishments of Roseman are a major key to the success the Eagles have had in 2018. Roseman has successfully lifted the Eagles to contenders in the NFC for years to come, all within two years of being named General Manager. For this reason, in my opinion, Roseman WILL be the Executive of the year in 2018.