Remember former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery? While his playing days have now come to an end, he’s now beginning his coaching career.
According to the Carolina Panthers on Thursday, Cotchery has been added to the team’s coaching staff as the assistant wide receivers coach.
— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) March 2, 2017
Cotchery, who was drafted in the fourth-round of the 2004 NFL Draft out of North Carolina State by the New York Jets, played three seasons with the Steelers from 2011-2013. He caught 79 passes for 1,044 yards and 12 touchdowns during the 43 regular season games that he played in during that span.
Personally, I will always remember the game-tying touchdown that Cotchery scored in the 2011 Wild Card loss to the Denver Broncos. However, unfortunately for the Steelers they lost that game in overtime.
After leaving the Steelers in 2014 to sign with the Panthers, Cotchery caught another 87 passes for 1,065 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Cotchery was a great mentor to young wide receivers during his career and thus should do well as a position coach moving forward. We wish him nothing but the best moving forward.