Here’s one more look at the 2017 season.
Nelson Agholor’s turnaround was one of the highlights of the greatest season in Eagles’ history. After almost everyone had given up on him, Philly decided to keep him around and give him another shot. It’s safe to say that they made the right call.
Agholor let it be known early on that 2017’s season would be different. On the first drive of the Week 1 matchup with the Washington Redskins, the Eagles faced a 3rd and 12. Carson Wentz had to improvise and Agholor noticed he was in trouble. The rest is history. Here’s a clip courtesy of the NFL’s official YouTube channel.
The 2017 season was full of highlights. In a game that will forever be known as the day Wentz tore his ACL and MCL, Agholor made a huge catch against star slot corner Nickell Robey-Coleman on a third-down play from Nick Foles. That allowed the Eagles to chew more clock and eventually helped them earn a huge win over the Los Angeles Rams.
Agholor’s nice season continued in the playoffs when, against the Falcons, an Eagles team that couldn’t get much going on offense finally started to move the ball. On 3rd and three at the opposing 24-yard-line, Agholor took a handoff for 21 yards down to the three-yard-line which set up a LeGarrette Blount touchdown three plays later. This would be the only Eagles touchdown in a slim 15-10 victory.
Then, there was the Super Bowl, where Agholor played a significant role. Foles targeted him eleven times, and Agholor hauled in nine of those targets for 84 yards in the biggest game in franchise history. He finished the regular season with 62 catches, 768 receiving yards, and eight touchdowns. In the playoffs, he added 196 total yards on 19 total touches. Agholor had his best season during the Eagles’ best season in history. Talk about good timing.