Former Philadelphia Eagles tight end Brent Celek made a surprising appearance at Rookie’s Mini-Camp on Friday.
Friday was the first day many rookies across the league got to throw on helmets and work with their NFL coaches for the first time. The Philadelphia Eagles, specifically, had a ton of new guys present at the Nova Care Complex getting their first session in, ranging from guys like first-round pick Andre Dillard, all the way to guys who are hopeful just to make a practice squad.
Apparently, the three-day event isn’t just for guys who are trying to make the Eagles as a player. Perhaps, it could be for guys who are trying to get their foot in the door as a coach as well. As the focus was mainly on players Friday afternoon, NJ Advanced Media’s Mike Kaye noticed that former Philadelphia Eagles tight end Brent Celek was also in attendance. He wasn’t just standing around anywhere though – he was actually on the field with the Eagles’ tight end coach, Justin Peele.
What exactly is Celek doing?
Typically, you would think this kind of news would be a big deal, but it was hardly talked about on Friday. The Eagles haven’t mentioned Celek as a potential coaching candidate this year, but maybe he’s a coach in training? It’s all unclear right now. However, the idea of the Eagles legend coming back, and coaching sounds like a great idea. Although Celek was definitely a productive player throughout his years, he was most loved for his leadership on the field and in the locker room.
Coaching isn’t for everybody. Just because a player was good, doesn’t mean they be a big help from a teaching standpoint. But knowing how good Celek was with remaining as a leader while taking a bit of a backseat to Trey Burton and Zach Ertz in 2017, Celek could surely be a good addition to the coaching staff. Hopefully, that’s the case here.