The Philadelphia Eagles have one of the best GMs in the league, perhaps in all of sports.
Howie Roseman has done an impressive job of climbing the NFL ladder all the way to the front office, and he hasn’t disappointed since taking over.
He made a strong commitment to Jalen Hurts last offseason, refusing to pursue another quarterback, giving him another elite weapon like A.J. Brown, and putting together arguably the best offensive line in the game.
Now, Roseman has another major task ahead of him, which will be locking Hurts up for the future with a contract extension.
Nonetheless, and as much as the fans would love to get that deal done right away, former NFL GM Scott Pioli believes the Eagles will take a more patient approach this time around:
“Howie is a different GM than he was years ago,” Pioli said on Good Morning Football. “Many of us, when we were younger, were really aggressive; we want to get things done; we’re not always paying attention to all the factors involved. So, I think that the way the Eagles are going to approach this is, they’re going to say, ‘listen, long season for Jalen physically, mentally, emotionally; let him be still for a while.’ But I think Howie will let his representatives know — or maybe he’s done that already — and let Jalen know, ‘listen, when you’re ready, we’re ready, let’s get this thing done.”
Shared some thoughts yesterday morning on #GMFB regarding the upcoming Jalen Hurts contract negotiation with the #Eagles
I thought I had an idea where @JalenHurts head might be. #FlyEaglesFly #NFL pic.twitter.com/rJ0ArHBetW
— Scott Pioli (@scottpioli51) February 15, 2023
That sure makes sense, as Hurts went through a lot physically towards the end of the year, and he might need some time to process the heart-breaking loss in Super Bowl LVII.
Hurts himself admitted that his impending contract extension is the last thing on his mind right now and that all he cares about is winning championships.
He sure has a strong chance to do so with the Eagles, a team that’s poised and built to be one of the biggest powerhouses in the league for years to come.
So, Eagles fans shouldn’t worry if there’s no news about Hurts’ new contract for the next couple of weeks; they’ll still get it done sooner or later.NEXT: Herm Edwards Makes It Clear What Eagles Should Do With Jalen Hurts