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5 takeaways from Philadelphia Eagles trading Joe…

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5 takeaways from Philadelphia Eagles trading Joe...

Jul 28, 2021; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman speaks with the media at training camp at NovaCare Complex. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Roseman needs a game-changer at the quarterback position, or he’ll be moving on with Sirianni. Amid reports from The Inquirer that Chargers head coach Brandon Staley and other candidates avoided Philadelphia because of the team’s general manager.

The co-dependent relationship at the top clearly influenced the Sirianni hire, in that it needed a coach who wouldn’t block Lurie or force Roseman out. Brandon Staley had many reasons for taking the Chargers job — Justin Herbert being maybe the most prominent — but Roseman was a significant reason why he canceled a scheduled interview, two NFL sources close to the situation said. Lurie certainly didn’t want to bring in a failure. He has done fairly well in identifying unproven coaches. But he may have finally crapped out on his first roll.

Roseman’s culpability, though, extends beyond the coach. Recent drafts have been subpar. Free agent signings have been spotty. The quarterback conundrum is mostly of his own doing. He inexplicably drafted Jalen Hurts — with a high-five from Lurie — and set in motion the historical regression of Carson Wentz and eventually his request for a trade. Wentz shares some blame, but the GM fostered a culture that permitted the kid-gloves treatment of the quarterback.

Carson Wentz’s resurrection in Indianapolis only makes the situation worse, regardless of who takes the most blame for the 2020 debacle.

The owner has an expectation of how his offense should be and even with 3 potential first-round picks, there’s no guarantee Roseman has the cache to pull off such a heist.

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