Nelson Agholor is on the way up in his NFL career and the Eagles want to make sure he's in Philadelphia as a huge part of the offense. As expected, the team exercised its fifth-year option for the 2019 season on Agholor, a first-round draft pick in 2015, the Eagles announced on Monday.
"Nelson has shown how productive he can be and how versatile he is," head coach Doug Pederson said after the 2018 NFL Draft concluded on Saturday. "He really stepped up for us last season. He came into his own. He's got a lot more in him and I'm excited to see what he can do in this offense."
After two seasons in which he caught a total of 59 passes for 648 yards and three touchdowns, Agholor moved into the slot in 2017 and blossomed. He ended the regular season with 62 receptions, 768 yards, and eight touchdowns, and then added 15 catches for 167 yards in the three postseason games. Along the way, Agholor achieved some notable numbers in his breakout season.
- Tied for 7th among NFL WRs with a career-high eight receiving TDs, trailing only DeAndre Hopkins (13), Davante Adams (10), Antonio Brown (9), Alshon Jeffery (9), Marvin Jones Jr. (9) and Jarvis Landry (9)
- Ranked 1st in the NFL in third-down yards per reception (17.5) (min. 20 receptions)
- Led the Eagles with three 50-yard-plus receptions, which were the most by an Eagle in a single season since Jeremy Maclin in 2014 (7)
- Posted a career-high nine receptions for 84 yards in Super Bowl LII against New England. Tied for the 2nd-most receptions in Eagles playoff history, trailing only Brent Celek's 10 receptions on January 18, 2009 at Arizona