Should Jacksonville Jaguars pursue WR Nelson Agholor in the offseason?
2. The Jacksonville Jaguars could use a player like Nelson Agholor.
The Philadelphia Eagles used a first-round pick to select Nelson Agholor in the first round of 2015’s draft. Although he displayed flashes of talent throughout his tenure in ‘Philly’, he was plagued by drops at the most inopportune times.
All in all, the USC standout hauled in 224 receptions for 2,515 yards and 18 touchdowns in his five-year tenure with the ‘Birds’. Although he never reached the 1,000-yard receiving mark, he had at least 700 yards in two of his five seasons with the team.
The fact he had a career-high 768 yards and eight touchdowns in his third year might’ve prompted the team to pick up his fifth-year option. Nevertheless, his production dipped the two following seasons, and the Eagles decided not to bring him back in 2021.
This offseason, he signed a one-year prove-it-deal with the Las Vegas Raiders. The contract was worth $1.0475 million and reflected Agholor’s value after a not-so-great tenure in the ‘City of Brotherly Love’. However, ‘Nelly’ has had a career resurgence with the ‘Silver and Black’ and has hauled in 33 receptions for 535 yards and six touchdowns in 2020.
Although the veteran isn’t the Raiders’ first option in the passing game, he’s thrived in a complementary role and has averaged a career-high 16.2 yards per reception this season. He’s on pace to match his career-highs on receptions and touchdowns and will likely hit the free-agent market after the season.