The Philadelphia Eagles have found their next wide receivers coach, and it’s Gunter Brewer, former co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach of the North Carolina Tar Heels.
The Philadelphia Eagles seemed very content to be patient in their search to fill the void at wide receivers coach. As you all know Mike Groh held that position during the 2017 season after Philly had a failed experiment with Greg Lewis. Groh received high marks all of last season, not only inside of his own organization but league-wide as well.
The Eagles’ new offensive coordinator was key in bringing new additions like Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith up to speed, but perhaps his greatest feat was the turnaround in production we saw from Nelson Agholor. After Frank Reich took the vacant head coaching job with the Indianapolis Colts, the Eagles decided to promote internally, and they moved Groh from wide receivers coach to offensive coordinator. Then, they promoted Duce Staley to assistant head coach.
The Eagles hire Gunter Brewer.
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As mentioned, Groh’s promotion on January 21st left a void at wide receivers coach. Philly stated they’d be patient, and they were, taking almost two months two find his replacement. Well here we are, one day after the one-month anniversary of the first Super Bowl victory in team history, and that replacement has finally been found.
It’s Gunter Brewer. He’s the, now, former co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach of the North Carolina Tar Heels.
His resume is one that includes around 27 years of coaching experience at the collegiate level, and now, at the highest level of football, he’ll now be sharing ideas with Staley, Groh and Eagles head coach Doug Pederson.
Most of Philly’s shifting in the coaching ranks, to this point, had been internal promotions, but this time, they looked outside of the organization to add to their coaching staff. Patience has been rewarded, and they’ve found a good one.