As the Eagles embark on a roster rebuild, they will have the benefit of employing one of the NFL’s elite salary-cap gurus at GM, Howie Roseman.
Roseman has come under fire lately for his pick of Jalen Hurts last April and his inability to properly assess draft talent.
One thing Roseman can do is score well with free agents, and the top Eagles executive is among the best in the NFL to close the deal with a big-name signing or trade.
The Athletic recently ranked the NFL’s 32 general managers based on the costliest free agent signings.
The Eagles’ top boss landed in a tie at No. 2 with the Packers Brian Gutekunst for the first general manager spot.
T-2. Howie Roseman, Philadelphia Eagles
Average signature score: 1.8
If you’re surprised to see Roseman rank so high after six tough months for the Eagles, a closer look at these deals should help. For example, the initial contract with wide receiver Alshon Jeffery was fine as a one-year, $ 9.5 million deal. It’s the Eagles’ subsequent deals with Jeffery that proved regrettable. That’s a symbol of the Eagles’ broader troubles. They built a team that won the Super Bowl. Efforts to maintain that team failed.
Javon Hargrave played well enough during the second half of last season to keep his move out of Category 3. Nick Foles’s signing of $ 5.5 million in 2017 was wonderful when he led the championship with 373 yards, three touchdown passes. and a touchdown reception to become a Super Bowl MVP.
$ 13.0 million
$ 10.0 million
$ 9.5 million
$ 7.0 million
$ 7.0 million
$ 5.5 million
$ 4.96 Million
$ 3.5 million
$ 7.25 Million
Roseman hit McLeod and Brandon Brooks at the right time, while Alshon Jeffery, Nick Foles and Nigel Bradham also played big roles in the Eagles’ most recent Super Bowl.