When it rains, it pours. Just one day after the Philadelphia Eagles were throttled by the New York Giants, it has been revealed by NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero that assistant GM Alec Halaby is set to interview with the Washington Commanders for their recently opened GM vacancy.
Commanders set focus on Eagles assistant GM
The Eagles are certainly no strangers to having front-office members poached. By this point, it feels like a yearly occurrence that Philadelphia is going to have to surrender a talented scout, front office member, or coach.
Whether it’s Ian Cunningham to the Bears, or Andrew Berry to the Browns, it feels like a never-ending cycle.
As for Alec Halaby himself, he was made assistant GM to Howie Roseman last season having previously served as Vice president of football operations and strategy. At 35 years old, he’s a young mind who has been around one of the most forward-thinking franchises in the league for well over a decade, and of course is likely going to be familiar with new owner, Josh Harris, who also owns the Philadelphia 76ers.
It’s also interesting that the aforementioned Ian Cunningham is also a candidate for this position. The Eagles really are taking over the league…kinda.
Losing an Assistant GM right before the offseason is not ideal, and the fact it would be to a divisional rival makes it even tougher to stomach. The Eagles would not be able to stand in the way of Washington either, given that the move would be a promotion for Halaby.
It will be interesting to see which path the Commanders go down ahead of this potentially transformative offseason. Hopefully, it does not involve poaching members of the Eagles’ front office.
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