Wes Welker is in his first season as the 49ers wide receivers coach. He joined San Francisco after spending the previous two years (2017-18) with the Houston Texans as the team's offensive/special teams assistant.
The 2018 Texans finished the season with the fifth-most punt return yards (327) in the NFL and ranked tied for seventh after averaging 24.4 yards per kick return. WR DeAndre Hopkins registered career highs in receptions (115) and receiving yards (1,572) to go along with 11 touchdown receptions. He receiving yardage total ranked second in the NFL as he also averaged 98.3 receiving yards per game. Rookie WR Keke Coutee added 28 receptions for 287 yards (10.3 average) and one touchdown in six games played.