It's always nice to keep up with former Eagles players in the news to see what they're up to these days. In the case of former Eagles cornerback Troy Vincent, he is about to be a very busy man. Vincent, who has recently spent years as an NFL executive, has been named the new NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations by league Commissioner Roger Goodell. Vincent will take on a whole new slew of responsibilities with his advanced title.
Vincent, the head of NFL Player Engagement since 2010, will oversee all aspects of football operations in the league office with a focus on quality and innovation. His responsibilities will include officiating, integrity of the game, on-field discipline, game operations, player personnel, and college relations. Vincent will serve as a non-voting member of the Competition Committee and supervise development programs for players, coaches, and football executives. Gardi will work closely with Vincent on the administration of policies and programs in the football operations group.
The Commissioner is glad to have Vincent as part of his staff.
"Troy Vincent brings a uniquely well-rounded perspective to this leadership position," Commissioner Goodell said. "He knows the game inside out from the locker room to the board room. He has done an exceptional job growing services to our players and former players, and he is ready and eager to lead our football operations group. Troy's passion for education, personal development, and innovation will bring a new vitality and vision to our football group.
Vincent, a member of the Eagles from 1996 to 2003, spent eight years in Philadelphia as one of the team's starting cornerbacks. He was elected to the Pro Bowl a total of five consecutive seasons from 1999 to 2003. He also was named as a three time All-Pro (2000-2002) and received the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award in 2002 for his volunteer and charity work off the field. Vincent was honored by his former team when he became an Eagles Hall of Fame inductee in 2012. In 118 games played, Vincent recorded a total of 28 interceptions and 425 tackles.
The Eagles' secret plan to take over the NFL is now one step closer.