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Why the Colts should consider pursuing Nelson Agholor in free agency

Nelson Agholor is set to become an unrestricted free agent next month. His former team, the Philadelphia Eagles, are not expected to resign him this offseason, according to Jeff Mclane of The Philadelphia Inquirer. Nonetheless, one team that should consider pursuing him is the Indianapolis Colts.

Fit with the Colts

The C0lts will have the second-most cap space in the league at approximately $86.1 million, per Over The Cap. Agholor is also expected to earn roughly $3 million per year, which isn’t is a pricey deal.

The Colts already have a dynamic wide receiver in T.Y. Hilton, however, he can’t be the only receiver guy they can depend on in the passing game. The Colts could use another talented and play-making receiver to pair up with Hilton.

This past season, Agholor played exceptional recording 363 receiving yards and three touchdowns. He missed six of the last eight games due to a nagging knee injury. However, he’s expected to be fully healthy at the start of next season.

Algholor needs a fresh start on a new team

After having a rollercoaster career with the Eagles, the best opportunity for Agholor is to get a fresh start on a new team with the Colts. Getting an opportunity to play in Nick Sirianni’s offense could be exactly what Agholor needs to resuscitate his career. In addition, he’ll get a chance to thrive off Hilton on offense.

In 2017, Agholor played phenomenally as recorded 62 receptions for 768 yards for 8 touchdowns. He also played outstanding in 2018 recording 736 receiving yards and four touchdowns. He has proven that he can be a productive receiver in the NFL, he just needs to find a rhythm as he did in the 2017 and 2018 season.

During an offseason interview in 2019, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson praised Agholor on his performance.

“He’s been explosive in the slot position and has made big plays in that position. His confidence level his high right now and I’m excited to see him grow in that position and it’s been valuable for him.”

During his career at USC, he recorded 178 receptions for 2,572 yards and 20 touchdowns.  That led him to be selected in the first round in the 2015 NFL Draft. However, he never lived up to the Eagles’ expectations. In his five year career with the Eagles, he averaged 44 receptions, 503 yards, and three touchdowns per season.

Nonetheless, signing Agholor is a low-risk option that has the potential to be a tremendous pick-up for the Colts.