General Manager, Philadelphia Eagles
Howie Roseman was named the Philadelphia Eagles’ general manager on January 29, 2010, after previously serving two seasons as the team’s vice president of player personnel.
As the team’s general manager, Roseman works closely with head coach Andy Reid in all aspects of the player personnel department. He manages the college and pro scouting staffs, organizes draft meetings and the draft board, scouts the top collegiate players around the country and assists in formulating the team’s roster throughout the year.
Said Reid, “Howie brings a great amount of energy each and every day. It’s infectious and it has a positive effect on how he does his job. Plus, he’s very organized, he’s a good leader and he has a detailed plan for every situation we encounter. He’s played a big role in how we’ve been able to all the changes to our roster in recent years.”
In the first year of his new role in 2010, Roseman oversaw a major overhaul of the roster, making it one of the youngest in the NFL (average age on opening day was 25.9). The 2010 Eagles had 17 players not on the roster in 2009 and 15 players who made their NFL debut in 2010, yet the Eagles earned an NFC East division championship. In addition, nine of the 13 Eagles drafted in 2010 earned a spot on the 53-man roster on opening day. Roseman also engineered a whopping 17 trades during his first year on the job. The Eagles have drafter a league-high 24 players from 2010-11.
Since becoming the team’s vice president of player personnel in 2009, the Eagles have added several key players to their arsenal, including a pair of 2010 Pro Bowlers in Jason Peters and Michael Vick, and Jeremy Maclin, LeSean McCoy, Antonio Dixon, Moise Fokou and Nate Allen.
The youngest GM in the league, Roseman (36 years old) says it has been his dream to be an NFL general manager since he was a kid. “I’d be 9 or 10 (years old), people would ask what I was going to do. I’d say, ‘I’m going to be the general manager of a National Football League team.’ They used to laugh.”
After relentlessly pursuing jobs in the front office of an NFL team, Roseman finally got his foot in the door with the Eagles in 2000 as salary cap/staff counsel, and eventually worked his way up to his dream job.
“When you didn’t know him, (his pursuit of an NFL job) was almost too much,” said team president Joe Banner. “Once we met him, we were like, ‘Whoa, this is what we want.’ Somebody who wants it that badly, I don’t care what it takes. I don’t care about the commute. I don’t care what I get paid. I don’t care what job you give me. I don’t care where I have to sit. That will take care of itself in time. If you’re hiring somebody at that level, that’s exactly what you’re hoping to see.”
Roseman was elevated to director of football administration in 2003 and to vice president of football administration in 2006. In this role, Roseman worked in the personnel department evaluating players around the NFL and for the draft. He also represented the team to the NFL on contract, salary cap, and player personnel matters.
In 2007, Roseman was invited to participate in the NFL-Stanford Program for managers at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, a program developed by the NFL to promote development of leaders within the league.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, Roseman earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida before earning a JD degree from the Fordham Law School. Howie and his wife, Mindy, reside in Gladwyne, PA, with their three children, Jake, Emma and Tyler.