When the Philadelphia Eagles unveiled their new power structure on Friday, the team announced that former general manager Howie Roseman was being "elevated to the role Executive Vice President of Football Operations." The reality of the situation, however, is that the "promotion" was really a demotion for Roseman. Eagles head coach Chip Kelly received power over the player personnel department while Roseman's role has essentially been reduced to being a salary cap guy.
But speaking of salary, it's not all bad for Roseman. Along with having his contract extended to the end of the decade, the former Eagles GM received a significant raise. CSN Philly's Reuben Frank has the details:
"Roseman, according to a league source familiar with his contract, received a $200,000 annual raise on Friday, from $1.5 million per year to an average of $1.7 million per year on a deal that runs through 2020.
That’s a 13 percent pay raise for somebody who for all intents and purposes was just demoted.
And that’s $10.2 million over the next six years."
Frank points out that this raise creates a dilemma for Roseman. If he tries to seek a job as a GM elsewhere, he likely won't be making the money he does now. But if he stays, he won't have the player personnel power he probably wants to have.
All told, it doesn't seem like the worst problem to have. You won't find too many jobs where you can get "demoted" and earn a raise.