Yesterday, we began a series of approval polls to mark this moment in Eagles franchise history, September 2016, when franchise confidence may be at its highest mark in years. We asked you yesterday what you thought of franchise owner Jeffrey Lurie; as of midnight last night, Lurie’s approval rating was around 96 percent after nearly 4,500 votes. Today we turn our attention to executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman.
When we last took a Howie Roseman approval rating, in May, he clocked in around 74 percent. At that point, Sam Bradford looked like the starter for this season’s team, but Carson Wentz was in tow, and the future seemed to be planned: Wentz was the man.
Boy, is he ever.
Fast-forward to today, Wentz has played like one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL in the first three weeks. He’s tossed nearly 800 yards in his first three games, including five touchdowns without an interception, and most importantly has piloted the Eagles to a 3-0 record at the bye week.
The move to trade for the second pick, and then draft Wentz at No. 2, was a career-definer for Roseman. If Wentz panned out, he would be lauded and welcomed back with open arms. If not, he was as good as done. When he traded Bradford, Roseman seemed ready to receive his grade. It was a gigantic risk, but so far, so good, it seems.
Interestingly enough, Roseman was named the league’s worst general manager by Sporting News back in July.
If this season continues the way it’s begun, those rankings will probably look a wee bit different come next summer.
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:
- May 2016: 74% approval
- 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