After I began my position because the deputy sports activities editor at PhillyVoice in late February, I needed to start out a recurring function or two that may very well be an indicator of the work I create right here. I got here up with a easy concept: crown somebody because the “winner” prior to now week in Philadelphia sports activities. I did this each Monday, selecting a determine that had been probably the most profitable within the earlier seven days, to this point.
I stored a operating tally of who “gained” a specific week on the backside of every article and it fashioned a leaderboard. The one who gained probably the most weeks in 2022? Eagles government vp and common supervisor Howie Roseman, who took residence six of these awards. If not for a late-season damage, Jalen Hurts and his 5 nods may have snuck up and stolen Roseman’s coat.
However, hey, hats off to Roseman for constructing a Tremendous Bowl-caliber roster from the ashes of the final crew he oversaw that hoisted the Lombardi Trophy. He is as responsible as anybody of the earlier Tremendous Bowl window slamming shut, however he is extra accountable than anybody for constructing a roster that ought to compete for a championship in 2022, 2023 and probably past (2017 taught us that the longer term is all however assured within the NFL, after all).
Very similar to within the 2017 offseason for Roseman, the place veteran free agent signings Chris Lengthy, LeGarrette Blount, Torrey Smith, Alshon Jeffery, Patrick Robinson, and, sure, Nick Foles, all performed integral roles in bringing a parade down Broad Avenue, the 2022 by Roseman. offseason strikes had been bull after bull.
AJ Brown? He was all the pieces Eagles followers may hope for and extra. The Terrell Owens comparisons had been rapid and proved true. In 15 video games as an Eagle, Brown has 80 catches for 1,304 yards and 10 touchdowns. In 14 common season video games for the 2004 Birds, Owens had 77 catches for 1,200 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Haasson Reddick? The Camden native and former Temple walk-on returned to Lincoln Monetary Subject and is placing up an All-Professional worthy 12 months. His 14 sacks are third most within the NFL and he’s tied for the league lead in pressured fumbles. He’s a game-wrecker to the max. The Cardinals and Panthers are such idiot-ass franchises for letting a go rusher like Reddick depart. Unhealthy organizations keep dangerous and good organizations do not stay dangerous for lengthy. After a tough one-year hiatus in 2020, Roseman bought proper again to stacking this roster.
James Bradberry? He was really higher than Darius Slay! He is perhaps off the Eagles’ price ticket in 2023, however he was price much more than his 7.25 million contract for 2022. Keep in mind that line about dangerous organizations? That is the Giants for fumbling with their cap state of affairs and permitting Bradberry to stroll to a division rival.
CJ Gardner-Johnson? He is sat out the previous few video games attributable to damage, however he is nonetheless tied for the NFL lead in interceptions. Roseman bought him for paltry fifth- and sixth-round picks. When will the Saints cease buying and selling Roseman? Eagles followers don’t desire that gravy practice to finish.
Talking of New Orleans, the Eagles maintain the Saints’ juicy first-round choose within the 2023 NFL Draft. That is at the moment slated to be the tenth general choose, but when the Eagles can knock off NOLA on Sunday, that choose will drop to single digits quantity Think about shoving somebody like Jalen Carter or Kelee Ringo or Paris Johnson Jr. on the defending champions of the Tremendous Bowl. It is a state of affairs followers dream of: contending for a title whereas additionally getting caught up within the hype and enjoyable of the highest prospects within the draft. It is the very best of each worlds.
I do not know if Roseman will win this extraordinarily prestigious honor come 2023, however I would not be shocked if somebody he dropped at Philly, like Brown or Hurts, did. Roseman has constructed a basis and it is as much as him to maintain that home of playing cards that any NFL roster is about to fall.
Gained the tally of the Week 2022:
Howie Roseman: 6
Jalen Hurts: 5
Bryce Harper: 4
Rhys Hoskins: 4
Haasson Reddick: 2
Rob Thomson: 2
JT Realmuto: 1
Eagles followers: 1
AJ Brown: 1
Nick Sirianni: 1
Avonte Maddox: 1
Kyle Schwarber: 1
Tyrese Maxey: 1
Tobias Harris: 1
Joel Embiid: 1
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