Eagles exercise Nelson Agholor’s 2019 option

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Add Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor to the list of 2015 first-round picks to have their 2019 contract options picked up.

Multiple reports indicate the Eagles have exercised the option, which is guaranteed for injury only. Teams have until May 3 to make their calls on the options.

Agholor looked like an unlikely candidate to have his option picked up after his first two NFL seasons, but he was among the many success stories for the 2017 Eagles. After catching 59 passes his first two years, Agholor had 62 catches for 768 yards and eight touchdowns in the regular season for the Super Bowl LII champs.

Agholor should have a prominent role on offense again this year and similar production to 2017 would make a longer deal with the Eagles an unsurprising development.

22 responses to “Eagles exercise Nelson Agholor’s 2019 option

  1. Eagles fan here. I savaged Agholor so much over the years…and that man was instrumental in getting us a ring. Thats crow I dont mind eating.

    Great move and I hope he keeps improving!

  2. Good to hear. He had a solid season. Hopefully they can get him signed for another 4 years or so.

  3. I would take him over Beckham any day and twice on Sundays and Iam totally serious !

  4. I think all of us eagles fans are guilty of giving up on this guy after his first two seasons…and rightfully so…he was HORRIBLE! But something seemed to just click last offseason when they moved him into the slot. He seemed to stop thinking so much and just went out and played and showed that talent that made him a first round pick. Very happy that he progressed as well as he did, because there is no doubt in my mind that the eagles wouldnt have won the Super Bowl without him.

  5. when you only pick up the option, it heightens the chances the player’s leverage on the team.

    An extension should already be in place, but when you are so far up against the cap restrcturing people left and right, you’re going to really pay for it later.

    So much easier to budget ahead of time, instead of losing a quality player.

  6. This is where first round picks got screwed… every other player drafted after the first round will either be a free agent or be franchise tagged following their 4th year… but the first rounders who panned out have to see one of their prime earning years flushed down the drain with a below market value option…

    Basically if you become a star in the league, you have a better chance at that coveted 2nd free agency or team deal if you were picked after the first round…

    Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham are both 25 years old and picked in the same draft… Landry has already scored his first megadeal, despite being the lesser player… The Giants aren’t gonna pay Odell, but best believe they’re going to milk away Beckham’s prime earning years using a 5th year option, plus Franchise tags before they let him go…All this because Beckham was a first rounder and Landry was a second rounder…whose financial situation would you rather be in? Landry will get his 2nd deal long before Beckham gets his…

  7. Agholor found his spot as the slot receiver and a typical Chip Kelly bust was redeemed by Doug Pederson and rose to the occasion!

  8. my_old_name_was_offensive says:
    April 30, 2018 at 7:18 pm
    This is where first round picks got screwed… every other player drafted after the first round will either be a free agent or be franchise tagged following their 4th year… but the first rounders who panned out have to see one of their prime earning years flushed down the drain with a below market value option…
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    A bit simplistic
    1st rounders get about 70% of their contracts guaranteed, 2nd on do not.
    1st rounders get significanly bigger signing bonuses

    Jarvis Landry earned 3.5 million with Miami
    OBJ has earned 10.t million.

  9. Nelson was was an excellent receiver the day he was drafted ,just needed to get his sea legs ,,he is off and running now !

  10. Reigning In Philly says:
    April 30, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    my_old_name_was_offensive says:
    April 30, 2018 at 7:18 pm
    This is where first round picks got screwed… every other player drafted after the first round will either be a free agent or be franchise tagged following their 4th year… but the first rounders who panned out have to see one of their prime earning years flushed down the drain with a below market value option…
    ———-
    A bit simplistic
    1st rounders get about 70% of their contracts guaranteed, 2nd on do not.
    1st rounders get significanly bigger signing bonuses

    Jarvis Landry earned 3.5 million with Miami
    OBJ has earned 10.t million.

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    Jarvis just signed a 5 year $75 million contract…that’s an avg of $15 million per year… By the time Beckham gets to free agency, Jarvis will be signing his 3rd contract… Not really a math wizard there are ye?…

  11. I’m a Browns fan, so I know a thing or two about highly-drafted players that don’t necessarily pan out… so it’s nice to see someone that does, especially after a rough start. I hope the lights turn on for Corey Coleman the same way this year.

  12. lol… Stop grasping at straws. We know you are still bitter, but come on. The last thing Philly fans need to worry about is Salary Cap when Howie Roseman is at the helm.
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    tylawspick6 says:

    April 30, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    when you only pick up the option, it heightens the chances the player’s leverage on the team.

    An extension should already be in place, but when you are so far up against the cap restrcturing people left and right, you’re going to really pay for it later.

    So much easier to budget ahead of time, instead of losing a quality player.

  13. I really apologize to the guy. I was down on him. He was down on himself, and the whole psychology of catching the ball thing.

    I think bringing Jeffery in and taking the main focus off of him made a massive improvement. He has a little bit of speed, and plays well in the slot.

    Plenty of weapons for Wentz to throw to now. Jeffery, Wallace, and Agholor at WR, and Ertz and Goedert at TE, and Sproles returning out of the backfield.

    That’s hard to manage a defensive scheme to cover 5 of those guys at once. 3 guys 6’4″ and above, and 1 is 5’6″ lol

  14. I was as hard on Nellie as anyone! I’ve called him “aghony” countless times, but man has he shown post yr 2!!
    I hope your ring wears well on you Nelson!

  15. Quietly the Eagles hired a new WR position coach and all of the WR/TEs flourished. It’s time to give that coach some credit too. I’m happy for #13 because the fan base was on him pretty hard. The sky is the limit for him.

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