Jeffrey Lurie embarks on his 28th season as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer 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 nine teams with multiple Super Bowl appearances (XXXIX and LII) since 2004 and lead the NFC (tied for second overall) in conference title games (six) dating back to 2001. In addition, the Eagles have 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 fifth-most postseason bids in the NFL since the turn of the century (13), including trips in three of the last four seasons. During that stretch, the Eagles became just the fourth franchise to win a Super Bowl and then follow it with back-to-back playoff appearances since 1994, when the league's salary cap was introduced. Furthermore, including the postseason, the Eagles own the sixth-highest winning percentage (.577, 208-152-2) in the NFL since 2000.
Lurie's blueprint for success has had a profound impact on the field, leading to a greater overall winning percentage (.546, 250-208-3), 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.