Eagles GM Howie Roseman says team needs ‘infusion’ of youth
The Philadelphia Eagles bowed out of the playoffs in the first round as they lost in a disappointing contest against the Seattle Seahawks. Now that they’re going back to the drawing board, general manageer Howie Roseman made a bold declaration: the team needs to add young players to breathe new life into the team.
Roseman has finally decided that the Eagles, winners of Super Bowl LII almost two years ago, cannot go back to the promised land the way they are now. They definitely need an infusion of youth to bring energy to the way they play.
NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Dave Zangaro penned Roseman’s thought process on the decision:
“Going forward, we need to infuse youth in this team,” Roseman said without prompt during his Eagles year-end press conference. “We think we’re going to have 10 draft picks in the draft. We’re excited about that.
“We have a lot to do going forward,” Roseman said on Wednesday, speaking publicly for the first time since before the 2019 season began. “When we look at our team from 2017 to 2019, we knew that we had one team. Really, a team that we were going to basically stick with. We didn’t have a lot of resources in terms of draft picks. That’s on me.”
The Eagles aren’t exactly the oldest team in the league, but it is up there with an average age of 26. They could use new additions to their offense and defense as their opponents exposed them on both ends throughout the season.
It will now be up to the Eagles’ scouting team to find the right players to add to their squad. These young players will become important contributors to the Philly’s bid to return to the Super Bowl.