According to Jason La Canfora, the Philadelphia Eagles have requested permission to interview recently promoted Green Bay executive Eliot Wolf for their personnel opening. The Eagles have been looking for a new de facto general manager ever since Howie Roseman was "promoted" and Chip Kelly was given more power last week.
As noted by La Canfora, Wolf was recently promoted to Director of Player Personnel. The 32-year-old executive is the son of Pro Football Hall of Fame finalist Ron Wolf. The senior Wolf served as the Packers' GM from 1991 through 2001 and oversaw the team's Super Bowl XXXI win along with a number of playoff berths.
Eliot Wolf is thought to be the heir to current Packers GM Ted Thompson. Thompson, 61, has held his current title since 2005. The MMQB's Peter King wrote about Wolf recently with high praise:
"I think the brightest prospect among the young front-office guys is Eliot Wolf, the son of former Packers GM Ron Wolf. Eliot Wolf is 32, and the Packers promoted him to director of player personnel last week, and I expect he’ll be running his own team within two years—if he chooses to leave the Green Bay womb."
Wolf is the fourth name to emerge in the Eagles search. Lions' vice president of pro personnel Sheldon White and Eagles' own assistant director of player personnel Ed Marynowitz are reportedly in the mix. Philadelphia also reached out to Kansas City Chiefs executive Chris Ballard but it appears he is not interested in the job.
Here's more on Wolf via the Packers website:
"Eliot Wolf enters his 11th season with the Packers and third as the director of pro personnel after being promoted on May 23, 2012. Prior to his current role, Wolf spent the 2011 season as the team’s assistant director of player personnel and the previous three seasons as assistant director of pro personnel (2008-2010).
Originally named as a pro personnel assistant on Feb. 26, 2004, by then-General Manager/Head Coach Mike Sherman, Wolf spent four seasons in that position.
Currently the youngest pro personnel director in the NFL, his primary duties include scouting teams in the NFL and in-season advance scouting of upcoming Packers opponents. Wolf also is involved with college scouting during the season and is very active in the Packers draft.
The son of former Packers general manager Ron Wolf, Eliot’s scouting career unofficially began at age 10, when he joined his father in film sessions at Lambeau Field.
He has also worked 22 consecutive Packers drafts (since 1993), and nine NFL scouting internships – five with the Packers, three with the Atlanta Falcons and one with the Seattle Seahawks. Wolf has attended 22 consecutive NFL scouting combines.
Those internships and prior "unofficial" experiences have provided significant knowledge. Wolf, for example, is familiar with the history of every NFL player, having prepared details for the Packers for every draft since 1993.
The 32-year-old Wolf filed his first report at age 14 for the Falcons, and has provided valuable information for the Packers’ pro personnel department during previous internships.
Wolf owns a B.A. degree in creative writing from the University of Miami (Fla.), graduating in December 2003 after just 3½ years in order to begin his NFL career before the 2004 NFL Draft. At Miami, he volunteered in the football office’s recruiting department. Wolf is a 2000 high school graduate of Green Bay’s Notre Dame Academy."