Eagles Exercise Agholor’s 2019 Option

Nelson Agholor‘s breakout 2017 season turned around his career, and the Eagles aren’t going to let 2018 become a contract year for the emerging wide receiver.

Philadelphia will exercise Agholor’s fifth-year option, per Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter), and the USC product will be under team control through 2019.

Agholor stands to earn $9.387MM if he’s on Philly’s roster in 2019. These options are guaranteed for injury only, but it appears a near-certainty that Agholor will be part of the Eagles’ equation in ’19.

The Eagles traded Jordan Matthews to the Bills last summer, largely because of Agholor’s progress en route to commandeering the team’s slot role. He thrived in that capacity during the Eagles’ first Super Bowl championship season, catching 62 passes for 768 yards and eight touchdowns. Each of those numbers is more than what Agholor totaled in 2015 and ’16 combined.

Both Agholor and Alshon Jeffery are signed through at least 2019 now, furthering the Eagles’ security at wideout when such an arrangement previously didn’t exist entering last season, when Jeffery was on a one-year deal and Agholor teetering on the bust fringe.

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5 comments on “Eagles Exercise Agholor’s 2019 Option

  1. Z-A

    So they will be targeting a slot receiver in the draft in 2019 for sure. They missed out on Kirk which is why they made this move. They have 2 2nds in 2019, expect 1 to be a slot.

    • Regi Green

      This move don’t guarantee they pick a receiver high next year. If they’re willing to pay Agholor 9.3m in 2019,pretty good chance they’re gonna be willing to extend him beyond that,if he continues to produce and build chemistry with Wentz. Last year we were desperate for receivers,and we still waited til the mid rounds to take 1. We’re just as likely to use those 2nds to trade up in the 1st to find a Peters replacement.

      • cjelepis

        Exactly. O tackle and LB are our main concerns. Probably need to keep looking at DBs, too. Wideouts seem like a dime a dozen in free agency these days anyhow.

        • Z-A

          Maybe I’m not good at Math but you listed 2 positions right? They have a 1st and 2 2nd rounders, so that’s 3 picks.

          Two things – 1 look at the actual prospects in the 2019 draft first. Not a strong OT ot OLB/ILB draft class. 2 they will probably trade back again to give them additional cap flex if there isn’t a player that slips.

          You saw the 5/75 contract Landy got right? They made a smart move, one more year below market value. Draft his replacement, paying peanuts or sign a replacement for what 6 to 8 M?

  2. Polish Hammer

    Was hoping they’d have picked up Equanimeous St. Brown in the draft as he dropped.

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