Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly decided to go with youth over experience when picking his new vice president of player personnel on Thursday.
Ed Marynowitz, 30, is now Kelly's right-hand man.
Marynowitz joined the Eagles in 2012 as the team's assistant director of pro scouting and was promoted one year later to assistant director of player personnel.
"Ed is someone who has really impressed me going back to my interview process with the Eagles two years ago," said Kelly. "He's very bright, detailed, organized and his vision was aligned with what we want to accomplish. I spoke with a lot of people outside of our organization over the past few weeks and in the end, Ed was the most impressive."
The position opened up when the Eagles and Tom Gamble parted ways on Dec. 31. A few days later owner Jeffrey Lurie did some more front-office reshuffling.
Howie Roseman, the Eagles' general manager since 2010, was elevated to the role of executive vice president of football operations.
Kelly, who has led the Eagles to 10 wins in each of his first two seasons, took over full control of the player personnel department and led the search for a new personnel executive.
Marynowitz was part of the search team led by Lurie that brought Kelly to Philadelphia in 2013.
Prior to joining the Eagles, Marynowitz worked at the University of Alabama under Nick Saban as the school's director of player personnel from 2008-11. The Crimson Tide won two BCS national championships during his time there.
"This is a great opportunity for Ed and I think Philadelphia made an excellent decision in terms of expanding his role and responsibilities in the organization," said Saban.