2019 was not a banner year for Eagles wide receivers. Drops, poor/incorrect route running, and even an inability to line up correctly plagued the unit throughout the season, holding back an Eagles offense that entered the year with plenty of promise.
Not surprisingly, this has led to changes for the team. We've seen a significant shakeup on the coaching staff, and Thursday we learned that Aaron Moorehead would be taking over as wide receivers coach as the changes continue.
Moorehead played five seasons in the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts before transitioning to coaching. He had stints at Virginia Tech, Texas A&M, and, most recently Vanderbilt all coaching wide receivers.
In addition to his playing experience, Moorehead has a reputation as a strong developer of talent. At Texas A&M, he worked with current Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Christian Kirk, as well as Josh Reynolds, who is a member of the Los Angeles Rams. That track record bolds well for the Eagles, who have already invested in J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and will almost certainly invest more draft capital in a young receiver in this year's draft.
Moorehead is the sixth Eagles receivers coach in the last six years. Hopefully, he will be able to unlock what the Eagles saw in Arcega-Whiteside and develop whoever the team adds in the draft and the unit will bounce back in 2020. If so, perhaps the Eagles can establish some continuity at the WR coach position as they try to maximize the contention window of Carson Wentz.