PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Howie Roseman is basically a new general manager who focused his first offseason on cleaning up Chip Kelly’s mess, but created a new one at the most important position, while doing so.
That’s how the general manager of the Philadelphia Eagles is perceived by Sporting News‘ Vinnie Iyer, who ranked Roseman as the NFL’s worst GM.READ MORE: Penns Grove Woman Kristhie Alcazar Stabbed, Killed 5-Month-Old Daughter, Prosecutors Say
“It was hard to kind of put it all together because you’re looking at what they’ve done and then what they’re gonna do,” Iyer admitted on Wednesday’s 94WIP Mike & Ike Show with Ike Reese and Joe Giglio (in for Michael Barkann). “The Eagles were, to me — I think the biggest thing was the quarterback situation that they’ve created. It’s a little bit messy, to me, for how much they’ve invested there and how much it cost them to make those picks. And then, also, having lost the power and then getting the power back and now really focusing a lot of the offseason on trying to clean up messes with Chip Kelly instead of maybe moving forward as much as they needed to.”
Listen: Vinnie Iyer on the 94WIP Mike & Ike Show
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Roseman, of course, is not a first-year GM. Roseman held the position from 2010-2014, before he was forced to relinquish his personnel power to Kelly prior to the 2015 system. Now, after Kelly was fired in December, Roseman is back in the personnel throne.
However, Iyer ranked Roseman behind first-year GM’s Jon Robinson (TEN), Bob Quinn (DET), and Sashi Brown (CLE).MORE NEWS: Double Shooting Leaves Man, Woman Dead In Philadelphia's Fairhill Section, Police Say
“I consider him, even though he’s been around there for awhile, to be one of the newer GM’s and a lot of those guys fell to the bottom of the list just because we didn’t have much to go on with their current tenures,” Iyer said.