Howie Roseman is Officially Overrated

Howie Roseman is Officially Overrated
With the NFL's trade deadline now passed Eagles fans have every right in the world to be upset with General Manager Howie Roseman. With so many needs to fill, the Eagles were expected to be among the league's most active teams on Tuesday. With so many talented players like Le'veon Bell, Darius Slay and Jamal Adams rumored to be available Howie Roseman was thought to have a busy day in front of him. Even if the Eagles weren't able to land one of these superstars there were still plenty of smaller trades that could have been made to bolster the secondary. Then as time went by, it became more and more clear that Howie Roseman is in over his head. Over the course of the last few weeks both Marcus Peters and Jalen Ramsey were traded from their respective teams. Ramsey is arguably the league’s best corner and with an opportunity to make a huge splash move right in front of him, Roseman shied away. Maybe the asking price was just too high for Ramsey which is very understandable, but this is where it gets confusing. Baltimore was able to acquire Marcus Peters from the Rams in exchange for linebacker Kenny Young and a 5th round pick. Wait...that's it? The asking price for the two-time pro bowler was a backup linebacker and a late-round pick. Although Peters has had his struggles the past two seasons, there's no doubt that the 26-year-old would have by far been the best cornerback on the team had he been acquired. To add insult to injury, Peters made his presence known in his Ravens debut as he became the first player to record an interception off of Russell Wilson in 2019, an interception that he took 67 yards for a touchdown. After missing on two potential superstars, Roseman and the Eagles front office still had a chance to redeem themselves. However, the worst had yet to come. On the day of the trade deadline, the Los Angeles Rams decided they were ready to move on from cornerback Aqib Talib. Another chance for the Eagles to improve their secondary had presented itself. However, it would be the Miami Dolphins, not the Eagles who would end up acquiring Talib for a very small asking price. The Rams practically gave Talib to Miami for an undisclosed late-round draft pick. Although the five-time pro bowler is not what he once was, a late-round pick is a small asking price for a veteran who would have made an instant impact. All year long, the Eagles have been desperate for help in the secondary, and every time an opportunity presented itself, the front office backed down and let another team swoop in. For years Howie Roseman has been credited for his job running the Eagles and helping to build a Super Bowl contender. However, over the past few seasons, Roseman has become too complacent and skittish, and it's starting to show on the field.