Today we kick off the May 2016 series of Philadelphia Eagles approval polls with executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman. It's been a long time since we've polled Roseman's approval. You have to go all the way back to after he was removed from power last year.
It's been a busy offseason for Roseman since returning to power. He made a number of significant signings in free agency. Then he orchestrated a trade up to the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft in order to acquire Carson Wentz. After Wentz, Roseman made seven more picks in the draft and then signed more than a dozen players in undrafted free agency. Lastly, Roseman retooled the team's scouting staff by hiring well respected former Bears and Ravens executive Joe Douglas as the team's new vice president of player personnel.
Overall, it's been a solid offseason by Roseman. The defining move is obviously the Wentz pick. Roseman has never proved capable of landing a franchise quarterback during his tenure in Philadelphia. Taking Wentz is a shot at remedying that problem. That trade will really or make his legacy moving forward. If Wentz is a franchise quarterback, the Eagles will be in good hands and Roseman's job will be secure. If not, however, it could be time for Jeffrey Lurie to clean house.
Roseman still has a lot of work to do moving forward. The Eagles need more talent. He'll eventually need to surround Wentz with weapons in order to ensure the quarterback's success. Fletcher Cox is need of a contract extension. And so on.
Though I'm skeptical of Roseman's ability to be a championship level executive, I do think he's brought some stability back to the Eagles after the turmoil created by Chip Kelly last year. We'll see if that lasts or there's more dysfunction to come.
Do you approve of the job Howie Roseman is doing as executive vice president of football operations of the Philadelphia Eagles? Vote now in the poll below and leave your thoughts in the comments.
Roseman Approval Polls:
- February 2015: 28% approval
- January 2015: 39% approval
- December 2014: 86% approval
- November 2014: 89% approval
- October 2014: 87% approval
- July 2014: 89% approval
- May 2014 (post-draft): 91% approval
- May 2014 (pre-draft): 85% approval
- April 2014: 79% approval
- March 2014: 97% approval
- January 2014: 87% approval