Jeff McLane is reporting that when Joe Banner stepped down prior to this season, GM Howie Roseman was given a 4-5 year extension. With Andy Reid having only one more year on his deal after this, it would seem that Roseman's job is much more secure in the face of yet another disappointing season.
It also means that should Andy Reid be gone after this year, Roseman would likely play a big part in selecting the next head coach.
As has often been the case with the Eagles front office, its hard to tell just how much Roseman has had to do with constructing the current roster. We know Andy Reid has final say on all personnel matters, but as the GM we have to assume that Howie at the very least had a significant say in what happened in free agency and the draft.
McLane detailed the top of the Eagles draft since Roseman took over as GM.
The Eagles' first three picks in Roseman's three drafts are as follows: defensive end Brandon Graham, safety Nate Allen and defensive end Daniel Te'o-Nesheim in 2010, guard Danny Watkins, safety Jaiquawn Jarrett and cornerback Curtis Marsh in 2011, and defensive tackle Fletcher Cox, linebacker Mychal Kendricks and defensive end Vinny Curry in 2012.
2010 looks better today than it did last year but still no homerun, 2011 is looking like a total disaster and 2012 is too soon to tell but looks solid so far. Either way, it's not exactly a resume that's going to make anyone to backflips.