Patriots Nelson Agholor Makes Trade Big Board


New England Patriots, Nelson Agholor

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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