Patriots Nelson Agholor Makes Trade Big Board


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Individual success on the football field creates appeal, and with that appeal comes rumors and speculation about player movement.

There have been rumors of a Nelson Agholor trade since the beginning of the offseason. He’s still with the New England Patriots, and after his strong performance in a Week 2 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, it’s no wonder he’s showing up as one of the players on Bleacher Report’s trade big board.

B/R’s Kristopher Knox named the Indianapolis Colts and Green Bay Packers as potential suitors for Agholor. As Knox mentions, the Patriots could save a little under $10 million if they dealt him to a team that could afford to absorb the final year of his contract.

Green Bay has $9.4 million available, so they could clear room for him with a relatively minor move.

Agholor, 29, had his best game as a Patriot in the Week 2 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. He tallied six catches for 110 yards and a sparkling TD catch on a 50-50 ball that would have been intercepted had Agholor not made such an athletic play to take it away from the Steelers’ defender.

Agholor had a disappointing season in 2021, his first with the Patriots, but he’s already on pace to blow his numbers from last year out of the water and put up career-best across the boards.

It’s early, but Agholor is on pace for 77 receptions, 1,173 yards, and 9 TDs. If he continues playing at this level, his trade value will skyrocket, and New England might have a tougher decision on a potential trade.

The Agholor trade conversation should be interesting leading up to the trade deadline.


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