Jeffrey Lurie embarks on his 27th season as Chairman & CEO of the Philadelphia Eagles. Lurie purchased the franchise on May 6, 1994, and assembled an organizational infrastructure that reflected the pride and passion of the region, where tireless work ethic and innovation deeply coincides with consistent results. This commitment to excellence at the highest level launched an unprecedented era of success, ultimately cementing the foundation of the first Super Bowl Championship in team history, when the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots, 41-33, in Super Bowl LII on February 4, 2018.
The Eagles, today regarded among the most prominent franchises in professional sports, began their ascent during the first full year of Lurie's ownership in 1995 and have since grown into a customary presence in the NFL's postseason. The Eagles are one of only eight teams with multiple Super Bowl appearances since 2004 (XXXIX and LII) and lead the NFC (tied for second overall) in conference title games (6) dating back to the 2001 campaign. The Eagles have also captured nine of their 11 all-time NFC East Championships since 2001, which leads the division in that span.
Overall, the Philadelphia Eagles have made the playoffs 15 times under Lurie's direction and are tied for the fourth-most postseason berths in the NFL since the turn of the century (13), which includes trips in each of the last three years (one of only four teams to do so). In addition, since 1995, when the league's salary cap was introduced, the Eagles are one of just three franchises to win a Super Bowl and then follow it with back-to-back playoff appearances. Philadelphia's postseason success has been fueled by regular-season dominance, as the Eagles have turned in the fifth-most winning seasons (16) and sixth-highest winning percentage (.563, 224-174-2) in the NFL dating back to 1995.
Lurie's blueprint for success has had a profound impact on the field, leading to a greater overall winning percentage (.555, 246-197-2), more playoff games (29), and more playoff victories (15) than all prior ownership groups combined. That model, however, is not just limited to football, as the Philadelphia Eagles organization has wholly embraced a championship mentality in all aspects of its operations, especially in the community.