Philadelphia Eagles: 2 Reasons Aaron Moorehead deserves more credit

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The Philadelphia Eagles might have a good wide receivers coach…finally.

While there have been very few bright spots in the Philadelphia Eagles season thus far, Aaron Moorehead is certainly one of them. The wide receivers coaching position has been a revolving door for this team in recent years.

Some thought they found the answer with Mike Groh in 2017. Groh had worked with Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall in Chicago. When he came to Philly, fans finally saw Nelson Agholor develop into what he was supposed to be in his first two years in the NFL. Mack Hollins was also a reliable fourth receiver in a situational role for that season. Then, the Eagles moved Groh to the offensive coordinator’s chair. Not only did both of these receivers take steps back in the years following but so did the offense as a whole. Carson Walch was far from the answer as wide receivers coach.

Now, it’s Aaron Moorehead in that role, and he was given a young group to work with coming into the season. Jalen Reagor highlighted those youngsters as the Eagles 2020 first-round pick. He wasn’t perfect, but he had his moments and showed that he can effectively set up corners to create separation. In his first two NFL games, he was already integrated into the offense and had five catches for 96 yards on track for a solid rookie season. Unfortunately, Philly fans will likely have to wait at least a few more weeks before the rookie fully recovers from his thumb injury. There’s a lot to build upon from his first two games though.