The position coach for the most underwhelming group on the 2016 Eagles is out.
The Eagles have fired wide receivers coach Greg Lewis, a team source confirmed to CSNPhilly.com.
Yahoo's Charles Robinson first reported the firing.
Lewis, 36, lasted just one season as the Eagles' receivers coach. He didn't have much experience coming in and this was his first job as a receivers coach at the NFL level. Lewis spent 2015 as an offensive assistant for the Saints after three years coaching in college. He played for the Eagles from 2003-08.
While the Eagles might not have had much talent at the wide receiver position, the group didn't improve throughout the season. Tight end Zach Ertz ended up being the team's top receiver in 2016.
Among the receivers, Jordan Matthews led the way with 73 catches for 804 yards and three touchdowns. Lewis wasn't able to get much out of Nelson Agholor or Dorial Green-Beckham, who were first- and second-round picks in 2015.
The only deep threat the Eagles were supposed to have was Bryce Treggs, who had one 58-yard catch and was otherwise very quiet.
The six receivers who were on the roster this year — Matthews, Agholor, Green-Beckham, Treggs, Paul Turner and Josh Huff — caught a combined 170 passes for 1,839 yards. That's a paltry average of 10.8 yards per catch for the receiving group.
Here's a wild stat from CSN's Reuben Frank to illustrate how inept Eagles receivers were in 2016: Before this season, the Eagles had two receivers in franchise history with 30 or more catches and an average of 11 yards or fewer per catch. They had three in 2016.
Now, the Eagles will have to find a receivers coach who can get more out of the unit in 2017.