Instant analysis: Eagles lose another front office member

PHILADELPHIA, PA – DECEMBER 22: Philadelphia Eagles helmet sits on a cart during the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagle on December 22, 2019, at Lincoln Financial Filed in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire)

As Smash Mouth once said, the hits start coming and they don’t stop coming. The Philadelphia Eagles have lost another member of their front office just days after Ian Cunningham took on an assistant GM role in Chicago.

This time it’s their director of player personnel – Brandon Brown. He did draw interest from the Vikings a few weeks ago, so this isn’t a surprise. He’ll join New York in the same role Cunningham was recently given in the windy city. It’s obviously not ideal to lose two high-ranking front office in such a short space of time, but it is a testament to just how good the Eagles have been at building a solid staff.

As Schefter mentions, Andrew Berry took a GM role in Cleveland, Joe Douglas is now the GM of the Jets, and Patrick Stewart will no longer fly the starship enterprise after joining the Panthers in 2020.

The news could go from bad to worse. The Minnesota Vikings recently requested an interview with vice president of football operations, Catherine Raiche. She’s been widely touted as one of the brightest young minds in the NFL after a stunning career in the CFL as a front office exec in Montreal and Toronto.

The real question here is how often can the Eagles continue to not only fill these vacancies, but somehow improve them. The team has done such a remarkable job at hiring front office talent over the last few years that it almost seems impossible to continue finding gems where nobody else is looking.

Whatever secret sauce Howie and company are using to find future GM’s in abundance, he’s going to need to order a whole lot more.

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