Instant analysis: Eagles to hire Aaron Moorehead as new WR coach

According to Jimmy Kempski of The Philly Voice, the Eagles are putting the finishing touches on their coaching staff shuffle. Just one day after reports of two new faces joining the Eagles started to surface, Kempski reports that the Eagles are hiring Aaron Moorhead as their new WR coach.

Currently a wide receivers coach at Vanderbilt, he’s had three separate stints at the collegiate level. One with Texas Tech, and another with Auburn.

For context, here’s how the leading receiver fared in each team he’s positionally coached the receivers:

2019: Kalijah Lipscomb: 511 yards, 4 TD, 13 games
2018: Kalijah Lipscomb: 916 yards, 9 TD, 10 games
2017: Christian Kirk: 919 yards, 10 TD, 13 games
2016: Christian Kirk: 928 yards, 9 TD, 13 games
2015: Christian Kirk: 1,009 yards, 7 TD, 13 games
2014: Sammie Coates, 741 yards, 4 TD, 13 games
2013: Sammie Coates, 902 yards, 7 TD, 13 games

He’s also coached up draft picks such as Josh Reynolds, Ricky Seals-Jones, and Damion Ratley.

The most important thing here is that the Eagles finally find some stability at the position. They’ve had a different WR coach in each of their last five seasons and to say it’s probably impacted the growth of names like Nelson Agholor, Mack Hollins, or any wideout for that matter, would be fair. The WR position has come under fire for so long now, it’s absolutely imperative that the Eagles establish a coach who can develop the players over a long period of time, as opposed to bringing in constant new ways of doing things along with different aims and expectations.

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