Such that there should have been any remaining doubt after his first month back in charge, but the Eagles are clearly Howie Roseman’s team again.
And his year off to think about how he’d do things differently apparently told him it was going to be more than a one-year process.
In giving up picks that span three drafts to move from No. 8 overall to No. 2 for another quarterback, Roseman made an investment he doesn’t think will pay off soon.
“This move does not fill an immediate need,” Roseman told Comcast SportsNet’s Derrick Gunn. “I mean, there’s no question about that. If we were just looking at how we could be the best team we possibly could for 2016, this wasn’t the right move.”
But taking a quarterback who will ostensibly start for them beyond the Sam Bradford era — to be their next Donovan McNabb — was something they wanted to guarantee themselves, and something Roseman was eager to put his name on.
“I take full responsibility for these moves. This is on me,” the de facto General Manager said. “At the end of the day, I’m the one who said yes to the deal. I take full responsibility for all of this and trying to build a team here that’s championship caliber, and that takes time. That doesn’t happen overnight, and we realize that, that you can put Band-Aids on things and do things that are good for the short term.”
Now that they’ve staked themselves to either Carson Wentz or Jared Goff for the future, that makes Bradford and Chase Daniel two of the most expensive Band-Aids, whose job will be covering a wound they don’t anticipate healing for some time.