Will Nelson Agholor remain on the Philadelphia Eagles this season? Well, if Howie Roseman’s words mean anything, then it sure sounds like it.
For a while now, Philadelphia Eagles’ wide receiver Nelson Agholor had to continuously see his name in the media for the wrong reasons. As his fifth-year option became guaranteed last month, the Eagles realized that they had to fork up $9.4 million for their slot receiver. Now all of the sudden the Eagles are one of a few teams that have so much money tied into receivers for this upcoming season.
Many believe the $9.4 million salary is too expensive for Agholor, who has been a lot better but still hasn’t lived up to the first round hype. His 2017 season was a pleasant surprise for the Eagles as his first two years were abysmal – but he regressed already in 2018. The Eagles could definitely use Agholor’s services in the slot for 2019, but thinking beyond that is what may cause the Eagles to potentially deal Agholor during draft weekend.
So far we’ve made it through three rounds of drafting. While the Eagles did find themselves a new wideout in the second round, he shouldn’t disrupt what the Eagles got going on with Agholor in the slot. It’s unclear if teams were calling Philly for a deal regarding Agholor like initial reports said, but it sounds like Nelson Agholor won’t be going anywhere before the season begins.
Howie Roseman seems to want to keep Agholor
If Roseman’s press conference from Friday night has truth to it, then it doesn’t sound like the Eagles are all that open to dealing Agholor. Despite the fact that they drafted a wideout from Stanford with a rather high pick, it’s unlikely he will be running routes out of the slot. As long as Agholor is on the Eagles’ roster, it only makes sense that he’s listed as the top slot wideout.
Are the Eagles going to keep Agholor long-term with an extension? That’s all unclear now. Chances are if they want to extend him he will probably have to prove to them he’s worth it this year. While the Eagles do have more weapons in the passing game this year, it shouldn’t negatively affect Agholor. In fact, the more weapons around him could mean less attention to Agholor, which should benefit him in 2019.