Philadelphia Eagles News

Roseman: The Dealmaker

Give general manager Howie Roseman this much credit - he knows how to get a deal done.

The league's youngest general manager (36 years old) has engineered an amazing 25 total trades in just a little over two years on the job. Roseman's latest maneuver acquired Pro Bowl middle linebacker DeMeco Ryans from the Houston Texans to solidify the center of the defense.

In all, Roseman has done deals with 15 of the league's teams. Roseman has traded more than once with six different teams with Denver leading the way with four transactions.

Seventeen of Roseman's trades have netted a draft pick, five landed and player and three brought back a player and a pick.

Roseman has been one of the busiest during the draft with 10 draft-day deals in the past two years. The Eagles lead the NFL with 24 draft picks in Roseman's tenure.

In addition to the Ryans deal, the Eagles have engineered two deals involving starting quarterbacks. The Eagles traded Donovan McNabb to the Redskins in 2010 for a second-round pick and a fourth-round pick. Last July, the Eagles acquired cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and a second-round pick from the Cardinals in exchange for Kevin Kolb.

Prior to getting Ryans, Roseman hammered out contract extensions for offensive tackle Todd Herremans and defensive end Trent Cole while working out new deals for wide receiver DeSean Jackson and guard Evan Mathis. Last offseason, Roseman stunned the league with his ability to ink cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha and defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins, two of the biggest free agent prizes on the market.

Here's a complete breakdown of all of the Eagles trades since 1995.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter @EaglesInsider

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.

Related Content

Advertising