Eagles Willing To Trade Nelson Agholor?

Teams believe that Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor could be available via trade, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter). Agholor, a versatile weapon, carries a $9.4MM fully guaranteed price tag and could be moved if the Eagles draft a receiver early in this week’s draft. 

This is a change in thinking from where the Eagles were just six weeks ago. Even after the Eagles acquired DeSean Jackson and gave him a lucrative three-year extension, the belief was that Agholor would remain with the club. Now, the Eagles seem to be a bit more future-minded at the WR position and they could use this opportunity to get younger while cutting down on costs.

The former USC pass-catcher has been a key component of the past two Eagle passing attacks. Even with the midseason arrival of Golden Tate, Agholor still managed a career-high 64 receptions for 736 yards and four touchdowns.

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11 comments on “Eagles Willing To Trade Nelson Agholor?

  1. jsinclair15

    No way…he’s been a huge piece for so long that it would be a shame. Now with that said, the best match for Agholar was Foles. As soon as Wentz was healthy, Aggi’s became almost non-existent so that may be the reason why… No chemistry with the franchise QB

  2. cherryhilljp

    I get he has a big cap number, but he’s actually a versatile weapon that could be hard to replace.

  3. Brad

    If they draft a slot receiver ok. But if not then keep him. He found his hands again. He deserves to stay.

  4. ziggy13

    As an eagles fan I’d be fine with this. Been lots of chatter about them taking a WR early so if we can save 9 million and use him to move up or pick up a 4th it’d be worth it

  5. hr71

    He’s a solid slot WR but couldn’t cut it on the outside. I’d say he’s above average for a slot WR but not a game changing kind of talent. I’m OK with keeping him but I don’t know if he’s worth 9.4 million. Then again there’s WR’s out there who have been giving bigger contracts while accomplishing less. Either way this is the last/option year of his rookie deal so his replacement needs to be found, trade or not.

  6. seth3120

    Seems like there’s a trend going on in the NFL to put receivers with running backs as far as longevity is concerned. Not sure if there’s numbers to support that or not but I have seen a few wr fall off the planet before I expected them to in recent memory

  7. Z-A

    I thought Tate would be back and they’d trade Nelson. But when the Giants overpaid for Tate… but still he is an expensive and questionable receiver. But they got someone to take Jordan Matthew’s.

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