The Eagles' brass was in Mobile, Alabama, this week, the site where they first fell in love with Carson Wentz in 2016.
A little less than a year later, owner Jeffrey Lurie used his power to make sure Wentz wouldn't lose the coach who spends the most time with him.
Last week, ESPN reported that it was Lurie who blocked quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo from interviewing for the Jets' vacant offensive coordinator position. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane, Lurie's decision came after Doug Pederson and Howie Roseman tried to stay true to their word.
When DeFilippo was hired a year ago, the Eagles told him that they wouldn't block an opportunity for him to move on if an offensive coordinator job came calling. And when the Jets wanted to interview him, Pederson and Roseman allowed the request, according to the Inquirer.
On Wednesday, when asked about the switch of wide receivers coaches, Roseman said Pederson determines who is on the coaching staff. He repeated that answer when asked about the Eagles blocking DeFilippo from interviewing with the Jets.
It's unclear if DeFilippo would have even been interested in the Jets' job, but there were other jobs — possibly more enticing — available this offseason. Before joining the Eagles, DeFilippo was the Browns' offensive coordinator for one season in 2015.
The original ESPN report detailed the increasing involvement for Lurie in football matters. Roseman on Wednesday downplayed any increased role for the owner, who, for the second straight year, was at the Senior Bowl to watch practice.
Roseman said Lurie just "loves being around football" and was "asking questions," not giving input on the players the team was scouting.
In addition to blocking DeFilippo from interviewing elsewhere, the Inquirer also reports Lurie is committed to giving Wentz the weapons he needs this offseason. The Eagles' receiving corps was one of the worst in the league in 2016.
While Roseman didn't outright say the team will try to find receivers through free agency instead of the draft, he did make sure to mention that aside from in 2014, receivers from college take a while to produce in the NFL.
The Eagles might not have the cap room to make a significant move for a marquee skill position player right now, but have options to free up some room. Roseman said, "It's our job to make tough decision and make sure that they're not emotional."
Based on recent reports, it's starting to seem like Lurie is becoming an increasing part of that decision-making crew.