The Philadelphia Eagles have signed head coach Doug Pederson and executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman to contract extensions through the 2022 NFL season, according to an official announcement from the team.
“We are thrilled to solidify continuity in our organization’s leadership with the extensions of Doug Pederson and Howie Roseman, whose collaborative partnership helped deliver our city its first Super Bowl championship,” said Eagles Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie. “Doug and Howie are committed to the success of our franchise by ensuring that we remain competitive, both in the short and long term. That unified vision for the future of our team is what gives us the best chance to win moving forward.”
This move is a no-brainer. Roseman and Pederson deserve a ton of credit for the Eagles winning the Super Bowl last year. You also have to feel good about this franchise’s long-term direction with them in charge, which is something that I didn’t always expect to be able to say.
Pederson was legitimately one of the best coaches in the league last season. The feeling here is he should’ve won Coach of the Year. The Eagles were able to win a Super Bowl despite missing their MVP-caliber quarterback, their Hall of Fame left tackle, their (however you want to classify Darren Sproles), their stud middle linebacker, and their special teams captain. Pederson was out-scheming the opposition on a weekly basis and he embraced analytics in order to make ballsy decisions in big moments (see: The Philly Special).
As for Roseman, well, I’m sorry for ever doubting you, Howie. He’s been a changed man ever since returning to power after 2015’s Chip Kelly debacle. Roseman is one of the best executives in the league when it comes to understanding value. Adding Joe Douglas to the front office has seemingly helped make up for some of his previous shortcomings when it came to drafting.
With Pederson, Roseman, and (soon) Carson Wentz tied to the Eagles for the long-term, the franchise is in good hands. Really, it’s never been better than it is right now.