Remembering positives from Nelson Agholor’s Eagles career

Nelson Agholor (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Nelson Agholor #13 of the Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
Nelson Agholor #13 of the Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /

We move on to 2018.

After answering so many questions that people had about him in 2017, Agholor Nelson kept his foot on the pedal in 2018. He began the season by collecting 64 yards in another nailbiter against the Falcons which ended in an 18-12 Eagles win. His eight catches resulted in five first downs on a night where the Eagles’ offense was mostly stagnant.

In Week 2, a comeback effort versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers fell short of the goal, but Agholor did what he could with 88 yards and a touchdown on eight catches. That touchdown came dramatically with an incredible toe-tap in the back of the endzone to make it a one-score game with just 2:46 remaining on the game clock.

Agholor played well again in a dominant 34-13 Week 6 win over the Giants with 91 receiving yards. 32 of those yards came on one catch where Wentz got hit in the pocket and Agholor had to chase down an underthrown pass. Later, he’d get behind New York’s secondary for a 58-yard reception that set up another touchdown.

The Eagles would bring in another slot receiver, Golden Tate, via trade midseason but Agholor was still able to contribute both out of the slot and on the outside. With their backs against the wall relying on Foles late in the season once again, the Eagles headed into week 16 with their playoff hopes alive despite losing multiple starters due to injury throughout the season.

With the game tied 16-16 in the third quarter against a talented Houston Texans team, the Eagles took a shot downfield. Foles beat an elite defensive back, Tyrannn Mathieu. This one’s a thing of beauty.

Agholor put up 116 receiving yards in that game. In week 17, he scored two of the Eagles three touchdowns in a 24-0 win over the Redskins which helped Philly clinch a playoff spot for a second-straight season. When the curtain drew on 2018, Agholor had amassed 736 receiving yards and four touchdowns on 64 catches. It was another productive season for Mr. Agholor that helped spearhead another postseason run for ‘the Birds’.