Eagles' Howie Roseman named Pro Football Writers' executive of the year

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Eagles Howie Roseman runs off the field celebrating after the Eagles’ win over the Falcons on Saturday.

Howie Roseman was named executive of the year by the Pro Football Writers’ Association on Thursday after overseeing the roster building of a team that improved from 7-9 in 2016 to 13-3 this season.

Roseman, the Eagles’ executive vice president of football operations, has final say on football decisions. He was the Eagles’ general manager from 2010-2014, was not involved in football decisions in 2015, and regained authority in 2016. He’s transformed the roster since then, most notably with a series of trades to land the No. 2 pick in 2016 to draft Carson Wentz.

In 2017, Roseman drafted Derek Barnett in the first round; signed wide receivers Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith, quarterback Nick Foles, and defensive end Chris Long; re-signed Stefen Wisniewski; and traded for defensive tackle Tim Jernigan, cornerback Ronald Darby, and running back Jay Ajayi.

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Roseman is the first Eagles executive to win the award since it was established in 1993.

Eagles coach Doug Pederson did not win coach of the year by the PFWA; the award went to Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay.

The Associated Press also names a coach of the year.