The Philadelphia Eagles are losing vice president of football operations Andrew Berry to the Cleveland Browns. Multiple reports indicate the Browns are hiring Berry to fill their general manager vacancy.
The #Browns have zeroed in on #Eagles VP of Football Operations Andrew Berry as their new GM, sources tell me and @MikeGarafolo. A deal should be done shortly.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 27, 2020
#Browns are very close to finalizing a deal with #Eagles VP Andrew Berry to become their GM, a league source told clevelanddotcom— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) January 27, 2020
We knew this was a possibility when the Browns requested to interview Berry earlier this month. By NFL rule, the Eagles could not block Berry from interviewing — like they did with the Carolina Panthers — since the Browns were offering player personnel control.
Berry leaves Philly less than one full year after originally joining the Eagles in late February 2019. He previously served as the Browns’ vice president of player personnel from 2016 through 2018.
It’s not perfectly clear what impact Berry had on the Eagles in his 11 months with the team but the 32-year-old is regarded as a bright mind with a diverse skill-set from having played the game and also having an analytics background. Losing him doesn’t seem like a good thing.
Berry is the second Eagles executive to land a general manager job since June 2019. Former Eagles vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas was hired to be the New York Jets’ general manager last offseason.
It remains to be seen if/when/how Eagles executive vice president/general manager Howie Roseman will replace Berry’s front office role.