Howie Roseman held himself accountable on drafting Reagor over Justin Jefferson on WIP this morning
If there’s anything Philadelphia Eagles fans respect, it’s accountability.
Although it seems like such a simple thing to ask from our teams, sports organizations and the media alike fail to provide their fanbases accountability on a daily basis. Today, Howie Roseman took a step in the right direction this morning on sports talk radio to change that narrative.
Howie Roseman and the Philadelphia Eagles drafted wide receiver Jalen Reagor 20th overall in the 2020 NFL Draft, which was one selection ahead of Justin Jefferson who as we all know, went to the Minnesota Vikings.
Roseman appeared on SportsRadioWIP this morning. Of course, he was asked about the Jalen Reagor trade. The Eagles traded Reagor to the Vikings, where he will join Jefferson and make a trip back to Philadelphia for the home opener on Monday night football in aWeek 2 this season.
Reagor, longer on the team, gave Roseman the opportunity to speak more freely about the mistake that was made during the 2020 NFL draft.
Eagles Howie Roseman on drafting Jalen Reagor over Justin Jefferson
“I think a lot of the message there is, we just have to take the best players at all times,” he said. “We don’t have to worry so much about fit or what we have on the team. You go back to that moment, we had two tight ends who were really good in the middle of the field, Greg Ward was coming off of a really good year in the slot. We’re looking for a specific role as opposed to just grading the players. That’s on me, one hundred percent. At the end of the day, I’m responsible for all of that. But I also promise you one thing , if I make a mistake I’m going to do everything in my power to make it up.”
Very refreshing remarks from Howard Roseman.
Finally, Roseman owned up to his mistake and has put a better foot forward regarding the draft process, which has been his biggest weakness over the years with the Eagles organization. His last two drafts clearly indicate that he has learned from his mistakes and improved his draft strategy to give the Eagles a young nucleus of talent for years to come.
Honestly, drafting players out of college shouldn’t be hard. Just take any player from the SEC and you’ll immediately have a better chance at success than any other conference. The Eagles have targeted players from Alabama and Georgia over the past two drafts and all things considered, they look to be the future of the team.
Even Howie Rosemans wife’s 92-year-old grandfather said “What do I got to do to tell you to pick frigging Alabama guys?”. The woman knows football. Thank god Howie started listening.
Mandatory Credit: USA Today Sports