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Eagles GM Howie Roseman voted NFL Executive of the Year

Howie Roseman

It was a remarkable 2017 NFL season, to say the least. It seems Philadelphia Eagles executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman is still reaping the benefits.

The expectations could not be high for Roseman coming into the season despite an underwhelming 2016 campaign. Needless to say, both he and the Eagles followed through with a win in Super Bowl LII.

As a result, he has been named Sporting News Executive of the Year:

Thus, SN’s Executive of the Year award is more icing on the cake after a tremendous season for a man who was on the hot seat going into 2017…

Roseman won SN’s 2017 NFL Executive of the Year award over several quality candidates, including the Rams’ Les Snead, the Vikings’ Rick Spielman and the Jaguars’ duo of Tom Coughlin and David Caldwell. The Patriots’ in-effect GM Bill Belichick also should be considered a perennial candidate.

Philadelphia had initially taken Roseman’s GM duties and gave them to former head coach Chip Kelly. Fortunately, his responsibilities were quickly reinstated, and for good reason.

The Eagles established themselves early on as one of the best teams in the NFL. However, they were soon written off following the season-ending injury to quarterback Carson Wentz. Needless to say, their depth and determination helped them pull off one of the more unlikely championship runs in recent history.

Roseman deserves plenty of credit for acquiring the right pieces in order to help them do so. It is clear that his work is being recognized by the league since the award is voted by Roseman’s fellow peers.