Figure It Out, Howie Roseman
Ever since 2017, Howie Roseman has made numerous fireable mistakes as the general manager for the Philadelphia Eagles. It’s difficult to list every wrong thing the man has done, so here are the most egregious decisions in recent memory.
While I could easily make this a Philly Phive, I would rather not sully the good name of the Philly Phive segment from my podcast, The Wolves of Broad St. So here are some things that Howie should have immediately gotten fired for.
Drafting JJ Arcega-Whiteside over DK Metcalf/ Drafting overall
There’s nothing more frustrating than seeing your organization pass up on a bona fide stud from the NFL combine, especially in the second round. Howie, as he often does, decided he wanted to prove himself to be the smartest person in the draft room and took JJ Arcega-Whiteside out of Stanford instead.
In the 2020 season, DK Metcalf put up astounding numbers. He had over 1,300 yards averaging just under 16 yards per reception with 10 touchdowns. JJAW in his career has 254 total yards and a singular touchdown. Need I say more? This by itself, not including the various other screw ups, could be a fire-able offense.
Howie doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to drafting in general. He has drafted ONE Pro-Bowler since 2013. The fact that he still has a job, or even drafting power, is astounding. Jefferey Lurie needs to get over his friendship with Roseman and fire him. It’s as simple as that.
Ignoring Offensive Weapon Personnel for Carson Wentz
For me, this is the biggest stain on Howie Roseman’s tenure with the Eagles. He made an awesome trade to go up to the number two overall pick in the NFL to get Carson Wentz to be the franchise quarterback.
Wentz had a stellar season in 2017, where he would have won the NFL MVP award if he didn’t get injured against the Seahawks. Fast forward three years later, after Wentz finally got out of the shadow of the Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles; what does Howie do? He drafts Jalen Hurts in the second round of the draft. What a way to instill confidence in your franchise quarterback!
The season proceeds poorly for Wentz, and he gets no help from Doug Pederson nor Howie Roseman. You would think that Wentz throwing to 13 different wide receivers in the previous two years would prompt Roseman to help this guy out…crickets.
Figure it out, dude.
This upcoming draft is going to be huge for Howie and the franchise. I’m convinced this is his make-or-break year. Trading back to 12th overall was an unpopular move, but objectively, it was probably the right move.
This is a very deep WR class (if that’s the plan.) The Eagles have some more picks and that’s more tries for Howie to maybe get a pick right. Oh well, we’ll see what happens. Go Birds.
Mandatory Credit: USA Today