In a recent article, Michael Silver of Yahoo! Sports wrote about the rising influence of Eagles president Joe Banner (and subsequently G.M. Howie Roseman) in relation to Andy Reid.
On Thursday, the Eagles spoke loud and clear about Banner’s status.
The team has given Banner a three-year contract extension, according to the team. The team also promoted Senior VP and CFO Don Smolenski to COO.
A few points from the release stand out. Banner is noted for his mind “on and off the field” and his “compatibility with head coach Andy Reid and the player personnel
department in managing the roster on a long-term basis.”
This is a major moment for the Eagles. ESPN Radio’s Brian Seltzer calls it: “The biggest development of Birds’ off-season.”
We’re not sure we’d go that far, but the move shows who’s wearing the pants in Philly.