Multiple sources have told me to expect long-time coach Joe Pendry & former @Eagles college scouting director Trey Brown to get named as executives for the Alliance of American Football’s Birmingham franchise working with head coach Tim Lewis
— Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) June 20, 2018
Brown’s name was quietly omitted from the Eagles’ front office roster a few weeks ago in a rush of restructures and promotions. Widely considered a riser to watch in NFL circles, Brown was an area scout for only four years (two with New England, two with Philadelphia) before jumping to Asst. Director of College Scouting in 2015 and Director of College Scouting in 2016. It was at that time that Brown made his appearance on the Microsoft Surface tablet commercials, cementing his role in history as “that dude from the commercial!” We should all be so lucky.
Wheew. Powerful stuff.
Brown’s role as the Director of College Scouting involved a good deal of scouting, of course—but also a ton of organization and deployment of all the area scouts/evaluators underneath him. What the position likely lacked for Brown was the autonomy to make final decisions in terms of roster building. He more so provided the data by which higher-ups in the Eagles’ organization—Roseman and Douglas and Weidl—called the shots.
With the Birmingham (insert team name here)s, Brown will have an opportunity to prove in football circles that he has what it takes to rise to the rank of shot-caller. Remember, Brown was interviewed by Buffalo last offseason in their search for a new general manager, but he never got the callback. With this position, Brown could add key points to his resume for future job opportunities.