No Team Makes Changes After A Challenging Season Like the Eagles.

Aggression in NFL transactions isn’t an approach — it’s also a state of mind.

Nearly fourteen years ago, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie arrived at the Novacare Complex on a cold December Day. His task for the next few hours would be to give the best sendoff to Eagles Coach Andy Reid, who had won more games than any coach in team history.

Hours before he stepped to the podium, Lurie assembled the Eagles staff at the Novacare Complex to present a football and honor Andy Reid.

Reid was respectful and gracious as always.

In his press conference, Lurie spoke about some of his rationale for keeping Reid for so long. He explained that each year that the Eagles had been under a .500 record, Reid responded the very next season by having the team in the NFC Playoffs/Championship Game.

One person who learned the lesson of Reid’s time in Philadelphia was GM Howie Roseman.

The Eagles are once again at this crossroads of contrast. The 2023 postseason ended with an unfortunate yellow piece of laundry that all but sealed the win for Kansas City. This season, a late-fall folding of the metaphoric tent extended into a playoff game in Tampa that was well — not much of a game.

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At the beginning of March — Roseman sprung into action. Last week, the Eagles gained four compensatory Draft Picks, including Round 3 — Pick 97 (comp,) Round 5 — Pick 170 (comp,) Round 5 — Pick 171 (comp,)Round 6 — Pick 210 (comp.)

Two weeks ago, the Eagles brought Penn State Running Back and Whitehall High School star Saquon Barkley to the team with a three-year deal worth nearly $38 Million. As the #2 draftee by the New York Giants in the year 2018, Barkley was offensive rookie of the year as well as a Pro Bowler twice.

On that same afternoon, the Eagles signed former Jets linebacker Bryce Huff to a three-year, $51.1 Million deal, the undrafted free agent out of Memphis in 2020, and former Wisconsin star Zach Baun from the Saints.

Philly also signed offensive lineman Matt Hennessy.

This week, The Eagles padded the quarterback room by trading a third-round pick and two 2025 draft picks for Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett. They also signed quarterback Will Grier and Parris Campbell to one-year contracts each.

The Eagles also re-signed key pieces Jake Elliott, Rick Lovato, Braden Mann, Landon Dickerson, and Brandon Graham — all to contract extensions.

Roseman’s aggressive off-season plan for The Eagles is already well underway. He learned it long ago, partly from the man who is not a Super Bowl Champion once again. Howie is banking on a season end like the Super Bowl….

— without the yellow laundry.


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