The Philadelphia Eagles have been searching around for a new offensive coordinator after scoring a mere nine points in their wild card game against the Seattle Seahawks on January 4. Notably, former NFL star wide receiver and 14-year Pittsburgh Steelers veteran Hines Ward is interested in helping out on that side of the ball.
Ward, 47, spent last year as an offensive assistant with the Jets, his first year as an NFL coach. He makes an interesting candidate for Philly with his mastery at the wide receiver position, an annoying position for the Eagles in 2019.
Ward’s locker room presence and talent cannot be understated as a past NFL player who has had such a smooth transition into coaching, it would be a very useful addition to the Eagles coaching team.
Folks, if Hines Ward wants to be the #Eagles WR coach, by all means let that man be a coach.— Tyler Steege (@TSteegeNFL) January 15, 2020
Smart, physical, and was ultra productive when he played. He’d be well respected in the locker room.
Despite the Eagles being the front runners, a separate report indicates that there is a mutual interest in the Steelers legend.
Hines Ward reportedly has had conversations with Duce Staley, who he was a teammate with in Pittsburgh, as well as others in the Eagles organization, about the opening wide receivers coaching job. #Steelers https://t.co/oMgTSlMqbf— Blitzburgh (@SteelBlitzburgh) January 15, 2020
Keep an eye on this one, Philly fans – would you want Hines in? Is offence your main concern for the off-season?