The NFL’s 32 general managers have come together to raise money for the NFL’s Draft-a-Thon fundraiser, and the organizer of the fundraiser was none other than Howie Roseman.
Peter King of NBC Sports wrote Monday morning in his Peter King’s Football Morning in America column that Roseman had organized his peers and numerous NFL head coaches to donate $1,000 per draft pick to the NFL’s fundraiser, which is raising money for several groups fighting COVID-19.
King quoted an unnamed NFL official as saying all 32 GMs had agreed to participate in the donation program and most head coaches were as well. King said all 32 head coaches are expected to sign up by the start of the draft.
With 224 regular draft picks and 31 compensatory picks, there are 255 total selections in this year’s draft, which starts Thursday. The Eagles have eight of them. There was also one supplemental pick for a total of 256 picks.
If each GM and head coach donates $1,000 per pick, that would be $512,000 — over half a million dollars — for the NFL’s fundraiser.
The NFL’s Draft-a-Thon, which will be a focus of the NFL's draft broadcast, is raising money for the Red Cross, United Way, Meals on Wheels and other charities.
Roseman, who has served as the Eagles' GM since 2010 with the exception of 2015, wasn't immediately available to comment on his fundraising endeavor.
Eagles owner Jeff Lurie donated $1 million earlier this month to Penn Medicine to start the COVID-19 Immunology Defense Fund to support Penn’s research efforts.
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