Eagles Front Office & Medical Staff Update
After the shake-up to their offensive coaching staff, the Philadelphia Eagles revamped their front office with multiple new hires including former players Brent Celek, Darren Sproles, Connor Barwin as well as promoting Jeremiah Washburn to the director of player personnel and senior defensive assistant. The Birds also added Tom Hunkele and Ted Roth to their medical staff.
Let’s talk about the medical staff first:
It’s no secret the Eagles have been absolutely decimated by injuries the last few years, coming to an unfortunate peak with the injury of QB Carson Wentz in this past year’s wild-card playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks.
If you’re like me, you have thrown your hands up in the hair quickly to be followed by both of your hands finding the hair on the top of your head, grasping two fist fulls and screaming “You’ve got to be fucking kidding me!” Sorry mom, but we have all been there especially this past season.
Tom Hunkele will be the director of sports medicine and Ted Roth, director of sports performance. Will two new hires limit the tsunami of injuries that have been crashing through this Eagles’ locker room the past few seasons? Right now who knows, but it does show that the front office identified that they had a problem and (hopefully) did their best to solve that problem.
Front Office Updates:
Jeremiah Washburn joined the Eagles’ front office last year as an advanced project coordinator. He must have made a good impression with the front office executives, taking on way more responsibility with his new title of director of player personnel and senior defensive assistant.
Both Darren Sproles and Brent Celek will both work under the title of personnel consultants. What will they be doing? I have absolutely no idea, but it can’t hurt to add a couple set of Super Bowl-winning eyes to that front office staff.
Connor Barwin will join with the title of a special assistant to the general manager. He spoke on his new job shortly after the announcement was made:
“I’m done playing football, but my football career is not over, I want to stay involved. I want to help this team wherever I can and also learn the other side of the game from the coaches and the personnel side. There’s still a lot that I can learn about the on-field part of the game, as well. I love being around the game. I still want to win a Super Bowl, multiple Super Bowls.”
Personally, I am so glad Barwin is back with the organization. Not only did he leave it all out on the field, but his MTWB (Make The World Better) Foundation has renovated multiple community parks around the city. Giving young Philadelphians a clean, safe, space to grow as athletes and to just have fun no matter their situations.
Time will tell what these moves will do for the organization in the long run, but it seems like the executives have a vision.
Hopefully, these are the first steps back to a Vince Lombardi trophy.