With Howie Roseman no longer the G.M. of the Eagles and with coach Chip Kelly now fully in charge of the team’s personnel department, Kelly will be hiring a personnel executive.
The first name to emerge as a serious candidate for the position belongs to assistant director of player personnel Ed Marynowitz. Pronounced man-o-witz, he joined the Eagles in 2012 after a stint with Alabama as Nick Saban’s director of the team’s recruiting efforts.
Marynowitz previously worked with the Dolphins in 2008, under V.P. of football operations Bill Parcells and G.M. Jeff Ireland.
The end result will be a power structure similar to the one Bill Belichick enjoys in New England, with the head coach running the show and a right-hand man setting the table from a personnel standpoint. Roseman will be responsible for negotiating the contracts with the players Kelly wants, and managing the salary cap.