NFL: Philadelphia Eagles extend's Doug Pederson after winning franchise's first Super Bowl
Roseman began with the Eagles as an intern in 2000 as an intern but enjoyed a rapid ascent that saw him as a surprise pick as the team's general manager 10 years later.
Perhaps the only way to land job security in the "win now or else" National Football League? Win the Super Bowl.
The reigning champion Philadelphia Eagles, fresh off winning the franchise's first Super Bowl in February, have extended the contracts of head coach Doug Pederson and executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman through the 2022 season.
The duo of Pederson, 50, and Roseman, 43, steered the Eagles to a stunning 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII to cap a dream season for the city's fans -- and its longtime team owner, Jeffrey Lurie.
"We are thrilled to solidify continuity in our organization's leadership with the extensions of Doug Pederson and Howie Roseman, whose collaborative partnership helped deliver our city its first Super Bowl Championship," Lurie, Eagles owner since 1994, said in a statement. "Doug and Howie are committed to the success of our franchise by ensuring that we remain competitive, both in the short and long term. That unified vision for the future of our team is what gives us the best chance to win moving forward."
Pederson, a former Eagles starting quarterback and assistant coach, returned to the organization prior to the 2016 season after a stint as offensive coordinator with the Kansas City Chiefs under Andy Reid, the winningest head coach in Eagles history. After going 7-9 in his first season in Philadelphia with then-rookie quarterback Carson Wentz at the helm, Pederson led the Eagles to an NFC-best 13-3 mark last season -- overcoming season-ending injuries to many key players, including Wentz, to win the Eagles' first NFL championship since 1960.
Roseman began with the Eagles as an intern in 2000 as an intern but enjoyed a rapid ascent that saw him as a surprise pick as the team's general manager 10 years later. After several failed free-agent splurges failed to produce on the field, culminating in Reid's firing after the 2012 season, Roseman hired ex-Oregon coaching star Chip Kelly as head coach.
After two seasons, Kelly won a power struggle and earned full personnel power in Philly as Roseman was abruptly demoted out of the team's front office in Jan. 2015, although Lurie kept him in the organization. After Kelly's tenure bottomed out in his third season, leading to his ouster, Lurie gave Roseman personnel authority once again in the 2016 offseason.
--Field Level Media
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