Key Eagles Staffer Exploring Another Job After Draft

The Philadelphia Eagles are at risk of losing a key staffer to an AFC team following the NFL draft.
Oct 24, 2021; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman watches from
Oct 24, 2021; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman watches from / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles are fresh off of a successful NFL draft that has landed them praise for their 2024 class. Snagging possibly the top cornerback in Quinyon Mitchell and a likely steal in second-rounder Cooper DeJean takes serious skill to pull off, but it reflects the front office talent Philadelphia has.

Unfortunately, now one staffer could be gone after playing a role in the draft.

Sports Illustrated's Albert Breer reports Brandon Hunt, the Eagles' director of scouting, has booked an interview with the New England Patriots for their top executive role. He won't waste any time, either, as he's talking with the Pats in Foxboro on Wednesday.

This would certainly be a big, and unexpected, blow to Philadelphia right after getting through the draft. Hunt has worked his way up the scouting ranks, from intern to eventually scouting coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers for over a decade. His work in Pittsburgh put him on the radar of the entire league, and Howie Roseman sought Hunt out for his current role in 2022.

It's obvious Hunt has an eye for evaluating talent, and he's likely been a major driving force behind Philly's impressive drafts in recent years. That makes it no surprise that the rebuilding Patriots would like to see if he can help jumpstart their post-Bill Belichick era.

Now, one thing going for Philadelphia is the fact New England's de facto GM, Eliot Wolf, is a massive favorite to be tabbed for this job. In fact, Wolf's presence has already scared away three different candidates from even interviewing.

Hunt is the first outside candidate to that next step with the Pats, and his discussion with them could pave the way for an exit. But there's no major reason to panic just yet as Wolf looms large in the background.

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