January 8, 2024   3 MIN READ

NFL Teams Courting Eagles Assistant GM

Per NFLN: Washington Requests Interview With Alec Halaby


Even with the Eagles fading down the stretch, losing for the fifth time in six games on Sunday in the season finale against the Giants, the team’s current — and former – front office members are getting interest from around the league.

The NFC East rival Commanders were active on “Black Monday,” announcing the firing of head coach Ron Rivera along with the hiring of a search committee composed of former Vikings and Dolphins general manager Rick Spielman and former Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers to find the team’s new general manager and head coach.

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ITB PHOTO: Eagles AGM Alec Halaby is on the Commanders’ interview list to head their organization

One of their potential targets is Eagles assistant general manager Alec Halaby, whose – per NFL Network – permission to interview was requested by the Commanders:


Halaby, a 16-year member of the Eagles front office, was named assistant general manager in June of 2022 as the team made major front office changes and lost some key members, including former Vice President of Player Personnel Andy Weidl, who became assistant general manager for the Steelers.

Washington isn’t the only team interested in interviewing Halaby, as the NFL Network reported that the Carolina Panthers are interested in kicking Halaby’s tires:

The Panthers on Monday fired Scott Fitterer to open a general manager vacancy. They had already fired head coach Frank Reich before the end of the regular season.

If he gets a general manager job, Halaby would likely take some Eagles front office employees with him, along with some coaches.

Halaby presided over the analytics department during his role as vice president of football operations and strategy for five years before his promotion to assistant general manager. The Harvard grad and Wisconsin native is a major influence for Howie Roseman, vice president of football operations, with his pedigree in analytics.

Halaby’s inclusion into Washington’s process shouldn’t be as surprise as the organization’s shot-caller,  managing partner Josh Harris, is also owner of the Philadelphia 76ers and has close ties to Philadelphia sports organizations and its pillars.

The Commanders are also reportedly interested in interviewing former Eagles personnel executive Ian Cunningham, who just finished his second season as Chicago Bears assistant general manager after spending four seasons with the Eagles, most recently as director of player personnel.

Cunningham, a former Ravens scout, was hired in Philadelphia by Weidl, who also came up through the Ravens’ scouting chain along with former Eagles general manager Joe Douglas, who helped build the Eagles’ 2017 Super Bowl roster before becoming Jets general manager.

– Geoff Mosher (@geoffmoshernfl) is co-host of the “Inside the Birds” podcast and staff writer for InsideTheBirds.com.

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