Aaron Moorehead is a former accomplished college and NFL wideout who’ll be the latest to try their hand at getting the Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver to excel on Sundays.
After moving on from Carson Walch, Doug Pederson found a guy with credibility around the league and a coach who’ll get the most out of a diverse receiving corps.
On Thursday Moorehead addressed the media for the first time this training camp and made a few bold statements.
#Eagles WR coach Aaron Moorehead thinks his group has a “chip on its shoulder” and that this group can be “one of the best” in NFL In 2020. Knows WRs must stay healthy.#FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/ULX8s3rMTA
— Dave Spadaro (@EaglesInsider) August 13, 2020
Moorehead made that statement about a group that combined for only 137 catches for 1,488 yards and nine touchdowns, worst in the NFL.
“We have an expectation to be one of the top groups in the league,” Moorehead said Thursday. “That’s what we expect. This group is coming out with a little bit of a chip on its shoulder I think because of last year, and that’s a good thing.”
No wideout had over 500 yards last season and the Eagles haven’t had a wide receiver with back-to-back 100-yard games since Jordan Matthews in 2015. This group hopes to have a healthy DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery who’ll combine with three rookie speedsters selected in the draft.
The guy getting the most preseason publicity — JJ Arcega-Whiteside — is coming off a rookie season where he had less than 15 total catches.
Moorehead has preached getting better every day and he had high praise for first-round pick Jalen Reagor, who’ll be expected to produce huge dividends from the start.
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