Former 49ers Director of Player Personnel Tom Gamble is going to the Eagles to be their Vice President of Player Personnel. Gamble was an assistant for the Eagles’ personnel department fro 1988 to 1994, and his father was the president of the Eagles from ’86 to ’95.
Gamble has a sterling reputation in the league. It will be very interesting to see what this does to the 49ers, because he obviously had a lot of influence on which players the 49ers acquired over the last eight seasons.
This was Gamble’s job description on the 49ers: “While working closely with General Manager Trent Baalke, Gamble oversees both the college and pro personnel efforts.”
The Philadelphia Eagles’ website describes his new job like this: “Gamble will report directly to General Manager Howie Roseman and work in both the college and pro personnel departments.”
The job descriptions are remarkably similar. I don’t what to make of this. Does it seem to you like a lateral move? I’m not sure. Perhaps he got more money.