The Philadelphia Eagles announced today that they hired former 49ers Director of Player Personnel Tom Gamble as their new Vice President of Player Personnel.
Gamble spent eight seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, including the last two years as Director of Player Personnel. During those two seasons, the 49ers reached the NFC Championship Game (2011) and the Super Bowl (2012), while earning 18 combined Pro Bowl selections.
“Since Ryan Grigson left to become the General Manager of the Colts, we’ve been looking for the right person to fill his spot and we are excited about what Tom can bring to the team,” Roseman said. “He’s not only a talented evaluator, but also a good man and the type of person you want as a part of your team. Tom and I have had a great relationship over the years and I know he’s excited to come home. He had a great run in San Francisco and they have been very successful over the last few years. He will jump right in with our group and get working on free agency and the draft.”
Gamble has 25 years of NFL experience, including work in both college and pro scouting, contract negotiation and even a stint in the coaching ranks. He originally entered the NFL as an assistant in the Eagles personnel department in 1988. He remained in Philadelphia through 1994, serving as a college scouting administrator, area scout, contract negotiator and later as the director of pro scouting.
Eagles’ fans should be excited, their team has done a great job of putting together a strong front office this offseason.