Nelson Agholor learning, hoping to grow in New England

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Nelson Agholor is on his third team in three years, learning a new offense and a new way of doing things. After five seasons in Philadelphia and one in Las Vegas, the receiver is adjusting to the Patriot Way after signing a two-year deal.

“We’ve known Nelson for a while, but having him here you certainly have a little different perspective,” Patriots coach Bill Belichick said, via Glen Farley of the Associated Press. “He’s a smart kid. He’s got a lot of position flexibility and good skill and talent. Like everybody else learning from scratch, (he’s) learning a little bit of a new offense and some things, the way we call things and do things and all that. But (it’s) nothing that he or any other new player can’t handle. It’s just part of the process, but he’s doing well, (and it’s) good to work with him.”

The Patriots rebuilt their receiving corps this offseason, with Agholor a key addition. Agholor, 28, set career highs in receiving yards with 896 and yards per catch at 18.7 last season as he made 48 receptions while tying his career high with eight touchdowns.

“I believe that your mindset has to be that you want to grow as a player,” Agholor said. “You want to challenge yourself. You want to become better than you were the year before, and that’s why you’re in this business. I don’t put pressure on myself. I just approach it as that’s what’s in front of me — an opportunity to grow as a player and just try to answer that challenge.”

9 responses to “Nelson Agholor learning, hoping to grow in New England

  1. Bull is good at picking up players with good attitudes, at least while they are Patriots.

  2. For $14MM, not sure 896 yards and 8 TD’s yards is going to be enough. Dude showed capability with a semi-decent passer behind center, something he had not really played with to that point. With Cam and a rookie at QB it is going to be a stretch to duplicate even modest career highs.

  3. Look at this guy’s career. Has to be the worst big money wide receiver signing in the history of the sport.

    If anyone not named BB had done this they would be killed for it.

  4. If Cam is throwing him the ball all he has to do to catch it is cut his route off by4 yards & go low….. should be just about where Cam would put it if he was trying to hit Agholor on the route that was originally called….

  5. r502 says:
    June 4, 2021 at 8:18 pm
    For $14MM, not sure 896 yards and 8 TD’s yards is going to be enough. Dude showed capability with a semi-decent passer behind center, something he had not really played with to that point. With Cam and a rookie at QB it is going to be a stretch to duplicate even modest career highs.

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    You know, I always hear stuff like this, and the flaw is that you are comparing the playet to where he was in an inferior landscape, elsewhere.

    A gazillion guys were better in NE than anywhere else.

  6. If he’s still on the board in the 10th round, I’ll take him.

    On his best day, Agholor is a WR5 bye-week filler.

  7. I’m excited to see how the kid plays in New England…. Pats got some quality players & maybe a couple sleepers that will explode onto the scene when given the opportunity…..
    If the Pats go after Julio Jones I doubt I’d be upset unless they give up the farm to get him, but if they don’t, I’m feeling good with all the new talent & additions made…..Cam as our starter is my greatest fear…. he could make all these new additions look like a waste & that include Julio too because as good as he is, he won’t be able to cover for Cams poor mechanics & errant throws….

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