If (when) there’s a house cleaning in Philly after the 2012 season, one of the guys who helped build the underachieving Eagles won’t be getting the broom.
Or, if he does, he’ll be getting paid handsomely to no longer work for the team.
Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that G.M. Howie Roseman’s contract was extended by four or five years when Joe Banner stepped aside earlier this year.
Apart from the large buyout that would result from firing Roseman along with coach Andy Reid, who has one year left on his contract, Lurie made it clear during the 8-8-gets-Reid-fired press conference that the owner believes in Roseman.
“Howie has done an excellent job,” Lurie said in August. “I think general managers get measured by player acquisitions, the draft, trades, how they communicate with the rest of the organization, how they communicate with the players, [and] their strategy going forward.
“There is a lot to analyze and I think Howie is doing an outstanding job and as I said, it is early to make a determination of this draft class. Just based on a few months it is extremely promising.”
If (when) Reid goes and Roseman stays, it likely will mean that Lurie believes the team is talented and that Reid has failed to get the most out of the players’ abilities.
And if (when) Reid no longer is the coach, Roseman could have a central role in hiring the next coach of the team.