Nelson Agholor might not be a member of the Eagles for long. According to NFL expert Ian Rapoport, teams around the league see the Philadelphia slot receiver available through trade prior to the 2019 NFL Draft.
The teams of a player see as available: #Eagles WR Nelson Agholor. A versatile weapon, it has a fully guaranteed price tag of $ 9.4M and is a potential that can be changed if Philly builds a receiver.
– Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 24, 2019
There are several reasons why this report is not a big surprise.
Agholor's $ 9.4 million salary is high relative to what it is worth. This is a player who currently projects to be the fourth or fifth most selected player in Philly's offense this season.
The Eagles have also been clearly doing the job in the wide receiver position until the NFL 2019 Draft. In fact, they have received more receivers in official visits prior to the draft than any other position. And most of the prospects of receivers in which they have shown interest have slot ability
Agholor is currently scheduled to be a free agent by 2020. It seems possible that the Eagles have approached him to request an extension in order to reduce his cap figure and keep it in the long term. If that is the case, it seems that the two parties can not agree on its value. And so, the Eagles could be ready to move on from their 2015 first-round pick.
It remains to be seen what the Eagles could get for Agholor in an exchange, considering he is willing to make a lot of money on a one-year contract. Maybe they can change it for a veteran linebacker? Or maybe they can pack Agholor and, say, one of their fourth-round picks to move to a third-round pick?
It will be interesting to see what the Eagles do in the receiver position in this year's draft and how that affects the future of Agholor. I would not be surprised if Agholor has already played his last blow for Philly.
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