The architects of the Philadelphia Eagles' 2017 championship team have earned extended time with the franchise.
The Eagles on Sunday announced head coach Doug Pederson and executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman signed contract extensions.
Financial details were not disclosed, but the extensions will keep Pederson and Roseman in Philadelphia through the 2022 season.
"We are thrilled to solidify continuity in our organization's leadership with the extensions of Doug Pederson and Howie Roseman, whose collaborative partnership helped deliver our city its first Super Bowl Championship," Eagles chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie said in a statement. "Doug and Howie are committed to the success of our franchise by ensuring that we remain competitive, both in the short and long term. That unified vision for the future of our team is what gives us the best chance to win moving forward."
Speaking during a news conference Sunday before the start of the team's prime-time practice, Lurie added that Pederson and Roseman have the Eagles "terrifically positioned" heading into their title defense. Lurie also said sees "no chance" of a potential power struggle developing between the two thanks to their strong working relationship.
"I've often said it takes a village to win a championship," Lurie said. "I want that village to be maintained with its leadership, its continuity, and its innovativeness. That's kind of where we're at today."
Roseman, who was named the 2017 Executive of the Year by the Pro Football Writers of America, helped select talent in the past two seasons, identifying Wentz as the franchise's signal-caller with the second overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft.
Roseman's eye for talent paid off with free-agent help in 2017. He brought in Super Bowl MVP quarterback Nick Foles, wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, wide receiver Torrey Smith, defensive end Chris Long, running back RB LeGarrette Blount and cornerback Patrick Robinson, among other personnel moves to solidify the roster.
With Pederson and Roseman at the helm the past two seasons, the Eagles are 20-12. But perhaps even more impressive was the quick turnaround from a 2016 team that finished last in the NFC East with a 7-9 record to an improved 13-3 squad in 2017 before going on to defeat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII.