What They’re Saying About Ed Marynowitz


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The Eagles announced earlier today that Ed Marynowitz has been promoted from assistant director of player personnel to vice president of player personnel. In other words, he is Chip Kelly’s new right-hand man.

Click here for T-Mac’s main story on the Marynowitz hiring.

Below is a roundup of links on the 30-year-old.

Former Eagles scout John Middlekauff is a big fan of Marynowitz:

So is analyst Ross Tucker:

Presumably, Marynowitz will have to have a working relationship with Howie Roseman. The way the Eagles have sold this setup, Roseman is still in charge of the cap and contracts.

But according to Geoff Mosher of CSN Philly, Roseman and Marynowitz have not seen eye to eye in the past:

Assistant director of player personnel Ed Marynowitz has also butted heads with Roseman, the sources said.

Before he went to the University of Alabama, Marynowitz worked at Central Florida, where he was found guilty of “major” NCAA violations that put the program on two-year probation. From the Orlando Sentinel:

Former UCF recruiting administrator Ed Marynowitz and former director of player personnel Steve Rubio combined to place 209 improper phone calls and about 100 improper text messages to 27 football prospects and their parents, NCAA and UCF investigations found.

The compliance staff noticed irregularities in the Marynowitz’s phone records. UCF began an inquiry and found that from June 6, 2007, through Feb. 6, 2008, he placed and received phone calls from about 17 recruits or their parents. Marynowitz also sent 70 text messages to recruits and their families despite having no authorization to have any phone contact with recruits.

Mike Sielski of the Inquirer talked to former Alabama QB Greg McElroy about Marynowitz:

“He had a real knack for recognizing talent and recognizing certain characteristics that would translate to guys being successful. I think that’s a real valuable entity,” said McElroy, who was a Rhodes scholar candidate at Alabama, spent three years in the NFL, and is now an analyst for the SEC Network. “There can be maybe just a certain characteristic that one guy does well. Maybe you can just find a guy who has a characteristic that’s off-the-charts good, especially in a system like Chip’s.

“That’s what Ed did so well at Alabama. He got guys who were plugged into the system, redshirted, maybe were on special teams for a couple of years, and by the time they were seniors and juniors, they were impact players and guys who eventually played on Sundays.”

Here’s what Jeffrey Lurie had to say about Marynowitz in the team’s press release:

“I valued Ed’s point of view and smart perspective then and really got to know him well during that search. I am confident in his abilities in this new role. I believe that Chip and Ed will work well together and implement a thoroughly integrated approach to player evaluation.”

And Nick Saban, whom Marynowitz worked for at Alabama:

“This is a great opportunity for Ed and I think Philadelphia made an excellent decision in terms of expanding his role and responsibilities in the organization. Ed did an outstanding job for us when he was here and made a great contribution to our program as director of player personnel. The thing I was most impressed with was how much he wanted to learn in the area of player evaluation and his knowledge in that area really expanded during his time at Alabama. We’re very happy for Ed and his family and wish him the best in this new position.”

ESPN’s Adam Caplan wrote about Marynowitz in December:

While just 30 years old, Marynowitz has worked with Alabama head coach Nick Saban (as director of player personnel), Bill Parcells (as a scouting assistant with the Miami Dolphins), and most recently Eagles head coach Chip Kelly during his scouting career. You won’t find a young executive whom people talk more highly of than Marynowitz. And those who have worked with him say his evaluation and organizational skills are what really stand out about him. He’ll be a general manager someday — it’s just a matter of when, not if.

Andrew Brandt is a fan: