Jeffrey Lurie’s son now has an official title with the Eagles in 2022
Philadelphia Eagles Owner Jeffrey Lurie has officially hired his son Julian to a role within the organization. According to Bo Wulf of The Athletic, he now works in the building daily, even getting his own office.
In-the-know Eagles fans may have seen Lurie the Younger feature prominently during the Senior Bowl as part of the organization’s contingent. But, even with his long-established informal relationship with the franchise, this is a big step for the team’s future.
Julian Lurie with Howie Roseman watching Senior Bowl practice:
It’s no secret that NFL ownership is often passed down to the next generation, and it seems the Lurie family is primed to partake in that tradition. If/when Julian does eventually take the reigns, that will make the Eagles the third team in the NFC East with legacy ownership, joining the Cowboys and Giants.
I have to say, I don’t know what took so long. Jeffrey Lurie is one of the best owners in the NFL, and while his son has had plenty of experience just by being a part of the family, there’s no such thing as getting started too early.
Hopefully, Big Jeff will know when to let his heir take over. As seen in Dallas, Jerry Jones’s casual relationship with reality has led to flashy free-agent signings, exciting draft picks, and regular-season success, but not much in the playoffs.
Regardless of what happens in the future, it’s good to see the kid get some responsibility on his plate in his late twenties. When his father hands him the keys, he better know how to drive.
If he doesn’t, Eagles fans may riot in the streets. But, then again, we don’t need much of a reason in the first place.
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