Nelson Agholor resurgence in Las Vegas is a bad look for the Eagles

When it rains, it pours on the Eagles.

Sometimes location is just as important as the money earned for a player. For Nelson Agholor, it might be the thing that’s saved his career.

During the first quarter of Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Agholor broke off towards the corner of the end zone. Beating Charvarius Ward to the back mark, Derek Carr delivered a strike to give the budding receiver a 17-yard touchdown and the Las Vegas Raiders the lead.

Agholor has been an impressive find for the Raiders in their 2020 free agent class. More than that, it’s proving to be an even worse look for the Philadelphia Eagles week by week.

A strong start from Agholor

Signing a one-year deal with Las Vegas, many expected Agholor to be a depth piece behind the likes of rookie sensation Henry Ruggs III. Instead, he’s become Carr’s go-to receiver in the red zone, leading the team with six touchdowns. For the season, Agholor has tallied 18 receptions for 355 yards and averaged 19.7 yards per catch.

This is bad new for Philadelphia on paper since their receiving corp is in shamble. If you were to combine the team’s entire unit and add their touchdowns, they’d have eight on the year. That’s only two more than Agholor has as the No.2 passing option in Sin City.

At the time, it was a smart move to let Agholor walk in free agency following a struggling 2019 campaign. The 27-year-old finished with 39 catches for 363 yards and only a trio of scores. Add in his health concerns and one can see why Howie Roseman gave him the cold shoulder in negations.

In a lost season for Philadelphia’s offense, the Eagles are fighting to win another game that would keep them at the top of the division. Meanwhile, Agholor is thriving for a new deal this offseason and playing on a legitimate contender on the way to the postseason.