Eagles Buzz: NFL GMs are jealous of how much praise Howie Roseman has gotten this offseason
Take a look at any sports outlets’ 2023 NFL Draft grades from this past weekend and you’ll most likely find the Philadelphia Eagles atop the grade sheet. GM Howie Roseman put on a masterclass over the weekend, getting value with each and every one of his selections.
A look at the Eagles 2023 draft haul:
- Round 1, No. 9: Jalen Carter, DT, Georgia
- Round 1, No. 30: Nolan Smith, LB, Georgia
- Round 3, No. 65: Tyler Steen, OT, Alabama
- Round 3, No. 66: Sydney Brown, DB, Illinois
- Round 4, No. 105: Kelee Ringo, CB, Georgia
- Round 6, No. 188: Tanner McKee, QB, Stanford
- Traded for Lions RB D’Andre Swift
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The first four players selected all have a chance to get substantial playing time during their rookie seasons. Then you add on D’Andre Swift via trade and all of a sudden the Eagles backfield is loaded with talent as well.
After a near-perfect weekend, everyone has been singing Howie’s praises. Every single sports talk show I tuned into this morning – from local radio stations to the ESPN’s of the world – gave the Eagles props for killing this year’s draft. And apparently, this constant high approval from pundits is starting to piss off Howie’s peers around the league.
At some point during the NFL Draft, NFL Network’s Peter Schrager remarked that some of the other NFL GMs are annoyed and envious of the national attention Roseman has received in recent years.
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I will admit, the Howie obsession can go a bit overboard at times. I mean, as recent as two years ago a large portion of the fanbase (including myself) wanted him fired. When former head coach Doug Pederson got canned, it felt like Howie’s job may have been on the chopping block as well. It thankfully wasn’t and the Eagles GM has turned a corner in his team building philosophy. But it’s important to remember the ups-and-downs that come with being a general manager in the NFL.
Roseman has been to the mountain-top and back more than once. He knows how to fuck up a good thing (i.e. post-Super Bowl 52) and in turn, it’s taught him how to build it back even better than it was before (hopefully, post-Super Bowl 57). If Howie deserves praise for anything, it’s his willingness to evolve in an ever-changing football landscape. The best GMs get it. Howie, without a doubt, belongs in that category.
To the rest of the GMs butthurt over all the recognition Howie is getting – a little less bitching and a little more note-taking would probably serve you well.
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