For football fans in the spring, anything is possible.
In two seasons, Agholor has 59 catches for 648 yards and three touchdowns. One of the last remnants of the Chip Kelly era, Agholor fared better a season ago under new head coach Doug Pederson — though nowhere near the expectations of a top-tier starter.
“As I’ve said all along, competition, man, sharpens you,” Pederson said, via ESPN.com. “And that’s what I’ve seen from Nelson. He’s done a great job already this spring.”
Added Agholor himself: “I think I was worried about taking such a large leap in a day. It’s all about getting better consistently each day, even if it’s just a little bit. Some of the best players in this league, they didn’t just become really great the first day they’re there. It took a process and continuous progression every day, so that’s my focus right now.”
I remember watching Agholor in the 2015 preseason make a play against the Colts that defied my expectations. While that has yet to materialize, the raw potential is still there. This system should be a little friendlier to receivers — and way more forgiving.
The question now is time. During training camp, Agholor’s window will start closing fast. Will he make enough plays to keep it open?