Eagles have promoted Andy Weidl to replace Joe Douglas
The Philadelphia Eagles have promoted Andy Weidl to their vice president of player personnel position.
The Philadelphia Eagles have promoted Andy Weidl to vice president of player personnel, succeeding Joe Douglas, who was hired as the general manager of the New York Jets, the team has now confirmed via its website.
Weidl has served as the Eagles director of player personnel under Douglas and Howie Roseman, the team’s executive vice president of football operations.
Dougals wanted Weidl to join him with the Jets but Roseman countered by signing Weidl to a new contract to step into Douglas’ role.
Douglas was aware hiring Weidl away from the Eagles was unlikely, sources said.
The @Eagles have promoted Andy Weidl to VP of player personnel, filling vacancy of Joe Douglas, new Jets GM. The team website has confirmed.
Weidl now won’t be joining good friend Douglas in NY.
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) June 13, 2019
Mortensen says the Roseman “still has a deep personnel department.” This includes senior advisor Tom Donahoe.
As for Douglas, he can look at hiring former Cleveland Browns general manager Phil Savage. The two previously worked with the Baltimore Ravens under general manager Ozzie Newsome. Douglas, Savage, and Weidl are all former Ravens scouts, per Mortensen.
“Andy comes from the Ozzie Newsome tree of talent evaluators in Baltimore,” Roseman said in a statement which NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Dave Zangaro obtained on June 13. Roseman also spoke with Donahoe, who hired Weidl during their days with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) June 13, 2019
Donahoe “had nothing but great things to say about his (Weidl) work ethic,” Roseman said in the statement.
Congratulations to new Philadelphia Eagles vice president of player personnel Andy Weidl.