Report: Eagles hire Dennard Wilson to be their new Secondary Coach

PHILADELPHIA, PA – DECEMBER 22: Philadelphia Eagles helmet sits on a cart during the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagle on December 22, 2019, at Lincoln Financial Filed in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire)

The Eagles continue to fill out their new coaching staff. Per Rich Cimini, Philadelphia has agreed to terms with former Jets’ secondary coach Dennard Wilson.

The Eagles are continuing to fill out their staff as now they have hired Dennard Wilson of the NY Jets to be their secondary coach. Wilson will be making the lateral move. The coach may have been on his way out due to the new Jets’ regime wanting someone else. Still, though, Wilson’s resume speaks for itself. He’s helped a lot of talent along the way, including veteran Eagles’ Safety Rodney McLeod.

Wilson continues to add to the trend of youth. The former secondary coach/passing game coordinator will be a mere 39 in March. Wilson first got his shot as a scout for the Chicago Bears after his playing career.

Since then, he’s been on a steady rise. He became the Rams defensive quality control staff member. Eventually, he moved himself up in the ranks in 2015 as the team’s defensive backs coach. After spending a year in the Rams organization with that title, Wilson moved on to the NY Jets in what was a lateral move.

In 2019, Wilson was given an additional title as he also became the teams passing game coordinator. Many believe that Wilson would be a hot commodity if Robert Saleh didn’t retain him and it looks like the Eagles may have hit on this move.

Wilson’s resume has pro bowers and top tie talent underneath it. He’s worked with Seahawks safety Jamal Adams to the young talent in Marcus Maye of the Jets. Wilson will have his work cut out for him with a secondary that doesn’t have a reliable player outside of Darius Slay. All in all, this could be a big move for the Eagles heading forward.

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