Eagles extend Howie Roseman and Doug Pederson through 2022
Following the Hall of Fame weekend celebrations where Eagles safety Brian Dawkins was honored the team returned to the field on Sunday. The team held the first of two practices open to the public. Just before practice began the good news kept on coming. Pederson and Roseman will be in Philadelphia through the 2022 season as the Eagles extend both following their historic Super Bowl season.
He gave us the "Philly Special." Now Doug Pederson's under contract with the @Eagles through 2022.
— NFL (@NFL) August 5, 2018
Dougie P has the keys to success
When Pederson first came to Philadelphia the initial reaction was very bland. Many including myself would have favored Adam Gase instead. During his first season, the Eagles battled injuries and growing pains finishing just 7-9. Pederson’s second season, however, was one for the ages. 13-3 and Super Bowl champions for the first time in team history. Pederson’s timely and aggressive style of coaching is a perfect fit for this team.
Through two seasons Pederson has a record of 20-12 and is 3-0 in the playoffs. Prior to this season, the Eagles had not won a playoff game since 2008. With Pederson locked up through 2022 and with Carson Wentz at his side the Eagles fortunes are looking up.
Roseman gets the last laugh
Chip Kelly won a power battle against Roseman giving him full control of the team. Kelly’s tenure, however, went south very quickly and Roseman regained power during the 2016 offseason. Roseman would go on to clean up Kelly’s mess orchestrating some masterful trades turning the franchise around.
He positioned the Eagles to select Wentz second overall. He also got a return on Demarco Murray and received a first round pick for Sam Bradford yup that’s right a first rounder for Bradford. Previously Roseman had had an underwhelming tenure. He had questionable drafts and the “dream team” blew up his face. However, Owner Jeffrey Lurie kept the faith in Roseman and he did not disappoint. Roseman brought in guys like LeGarrette Blount, Alshon Jeffery, and Ronald Darby just to name a few all of which were key to the super bowl run.
With Roseman and Pederson both locked up they have the potential to take the NFL by storm. Roseman was named the 2017 Executive of the Year and Pederson became just the fourth coach in NFL History to lead his team to a super bowl following a sub .500 year. Pederson also became the seventh head coach to win it all in his first playoff run. Both are very deserving and it will be exciting to see where the team ends up.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) August 5, 2018
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