Eagles rumors: Nelson Agholor might be available via trade
The Philadelphia Eagles have been laying relatively low this offseason. The team has been tremendously successful in the past couple of years, so it makes sense why they’d be happy to run it back with more or less the same roster.
But they’re staying active behind the scenes, and at least one notable player could be on the move very soon. Receiver Nelson Agholor is apparently available in trade talks, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
One player teams view as being available: #Eagles WR Nelson Agholor. A versatile weapon, he carries a $9.4M fully guaranteed price tag and is a potential to be traded if Philly drafts a receiver.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 24, 2019
As Rapoport points out, Agholor has $9.4MM in fully guaranteed money coming his way in 2019, so the Eagles might not be able to get a ton back for him. Philly traded for DeSean Jackson earlier this offseason in what was their biggest move of the year. They immediately gave Jackson a lucrative extension, which could explain their reluctance to pay both of them.
Agholor originally entered the league as a first-round pick out of USC back in 2015. He struggled mightily with drops and inconsistency his first two years in the league but has broken out the past couple of seasons. He’s played a significant role in each of the Eagles’ playoff runs the past two years, and he had 84 yards in their Super Bowl victory over the Patriots.
Last year he set a career high in receptions, hauling in 64 passes for 736 yards and four touchdowns. He started all 16 games, so this would be a pretty big change for Philly. Even if he does get traded, he’ll go down in Eagles history as being a crucial part of the team that brought them their first ever championship.