By Martin Gallagher
The Eagles extended head coach Doug Pederson and big boss Howie Roseman, hoping that the pair can replicate February’s Super Bowl 52 victory — perhaps more than once until 2022.
“We are thrilled to solidify continuity in our organization’s leadership with the extensions of Doug Pederson and Howie Roseman, whose collaborative partnership helped deliver our city its first Super Bowl championship,” Eagles chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie said in a statement. “Doug and Howie are committed to the success of our franchise by ensuring that we remain competitive, both in the short and long term. That unified vision for the future of our team is what gives us the best chance to win moving forward.”
The Eagles went 7-9 in Pederson’s first season at the helm in 2016, finishing last in the NFC East. A year later, they posted a 13-3 regular-season record en route to defeating the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII. Along the way, they weathered injuries to starting quarterback Carson Wentz and key playmakers like tackle Jason Peters, linebacker Jordan Hicks and running backDarren Sproles.
Roseman joined the franchise in 2000 at the age of 24 as an unpaid intern. He worked his way up to general manager in 2010, and at the time was the youngest GM in the league.
After Roseman was relieved of his general manager duties and transferred out of the front office in January 2015 under former head coach Chip Kelly, he was put back in control of the roster in 2016.