Eagles General Manager Howie Roseman believes you build an NFL team by drafting well and keeping your own players, not by signing players away from other teams.
Roseman said on 94 WIP that the Eagles’ problems last year stemmed from going too hard after free agents who didn’t produce.
“When you look at it, some of the mistakes we’ve made have been going out and spending a lot of money,” Roseman said, via USA Today. “A lot of those mistakes were on guys that aren’t our own. They were guys that we’ve brought from another organization, and we thought we knew.”
Roseman didn’t name names but was obviously referring to DeMarco Murray and Byron Maxwell, two players whom Chip Kelly signed to expensive contracts last year, only to see them turn in disappointing seasons. Roseman traded both Murray and Maxwell away quickly after Kelly was fired and Roseman re-gained control over the Eagles’ personnel.
Kelly as a G.M. was a disaster for the Eagles. Now it’s Roseman’s turn to prove he can build the Eagles his way.