Nelson Agholor had a resurgence in 2017 become a very confident playmaker for the Eagles out of the slot position. After nearly doubling his production in catches, receptions, and career touchdowns in 2017, the Eagles now have just over a week to decide on his contract status.
As a first-round pick in the 2015 Draft, Agholor is one of a few players across the league who can have their contract extended for an additional year if their respective team elects to “pick-up” the 5th-year option. If the Eagles were to pick up the option by May 2nd, Agholor’s annual salary would spike from 1.3 million to 9.4 million in the 2019 season.
Philadelphia, of course, could elect to turn down the option and wait for Agholor to continue to prove himself as a reliable player. The Eagles could also explore signing Agholor to a cheaper, short-term deal during the season such as (3yrs/$20 mil) – something GM Howie Roseman is known for. Either way, it is highly unlikely an announcement comes before the conclusion of the NFL Draft on Sunday afternoon.