Nelson Agholor not motivated to face Eagles in joint practice, excited for opportunity with Patriots

Nelson Agholor was more than pleased of his time with the Philadelphia Eagles. An important part of the Super Bowl LII champion group, Agholor experienced the very best and worst throughout his time in Philadelphia. 

That’s all in the past for the pass receiver that is connected with Terrell Owens for the franchise record for catches in a Super Bowl (9), providing an amazing efficiency on the video game’s most significant phase. Agholor reanimated his profession with the Las Vegas Raiders and has an amazing chance to end up being the No. 1 pass receiver with the New England Patriots. 

Returning to the NovaCare Complex is great, however this is a service journey. 

“I was focused on practice, so I didn’t really get deep into that. I don’t think I really will,” Agholor stated to press reporters at the conclusion of the Patriots’ joint training school practice with the Eagles on Monday. “But I do love the fact I’m seeing so many special people (in Philadelphia). Teammates I played with, coaches, you guys (media). This is a special place.

“After the practice I had the ability to reveal love and get love from unique individuals.” 

Agholor’s profession with the Eagles was among the most fascinating in current franchise history. A 2015 first-round choice, Agholor balanced 44.8 catches, 503 backyards, and 11.2 backyards per catch in 5 seasons in Philadelphia. Agholor’s finest season can be found in 2017, when he completed with 62 catches for 768 backyards and 8 goals in assisting the Eagles win their very first Super Bowl champion, capturing a career-high 9 passes in Super Bowl LII (Agholor does not have a video game with 9 catches in the routine season). 

Agholor dropped essential passes, was benched for efficiency, and did not have self-confidence throughout his period in Philadelphia. He has no remorses on how his period ended, when he completed with simply 21 catches for 195 backyards and no goals in his last 8 video games with the Eagles — prevented by a knee injury that afflicted his 2019 season.

“I don’t think anything in my life was a mistake, so there is no ‘what ifs,'” Agholor stated. “It’s all a part of whatever was for me. I’m super happy with the opportunity with what I have in front of me, to be a Patriot.”  

Agholor renewed his profession in his one year in Vegas, ending up being the gamer the Eagles believed they were getting when they prepared him. He tape-recorded a career-high 896 backyards and 18.7 backyards per catch — while connecting a career-high with 8 goals. Agholor completed second in backyards per catch in the NFL, tracking just Marquez Valdes-Scantling (20.9). He had the second-longest catch in the NFL (85 backyards) and completed sixth in the league in backyards per target (10.9). 

“I never stopped working on my game,” Agholor stated. “That’s been my goal since i came into this league, just progress. There are some things I’m gonna see on film that I’m gonna get better from. That’s what I’m proud of about myself and that’s what I’m gonna continue to stay consistent about.” 

Agholor’s time in Philadelphia isn’t one he’ll review today, however he’s a fundamental part of Eagles history — providing the franchise a Super Bowl title. He does not wish to appear his old group and isn’t encouraged to do so. 

This is simply another practice for Agholor, who is simply wanting to develop off his success from in 2015. 

“For me the cool part about it was to see with guys I played with also working on their craft and enjoying the game of football,” Agholor stated. “It’s football, there are two competitive teams that are here to work on their craft and win their matchup.”

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