The New England Patriots didn’t make too many big moves this offseason. Head coach Bill Belichick spent a big chunk of the cap space in 2021, trying to build a strong roster. He brought players like Jonnu Smith, Hunter Henry, and Nelson Agholor. Well, Agholor’s time with the Patriots may soon come to an end. He didn’t provide the explosiveness everyone hoped for. Will the expensive Patriots WR go somewhere else this offseason?
Agholor was an exciting option for the Patriots and they gave him a two-year deal worth $22 million. It’s fair to say he didn’t meet expectations. In 2021, Agholor had 37 receptions for 473 yards and three touchdowns. He could’ve done better than that. According to Maurice Moton from Bleacher Report, Agholor may soon leave the Patriots.
“With the addition of wideout DeVante Parker, whom New England acquired from the Miami Dolphins, and rookie seconder Tyquan Thornton, the Patriots may have written enough on the wall to signal Agholor’s departure in the coming weeks,” Moton said.
Expensive Patriots WR may not be the only one to go somewhere else
We have a few reasons to believe that Parker will be among the top receivers for the Patriots in 2022. Belichick traded for him for a reason. He is not Julian Edelman, but he has accomplished more than any other receiver on the depth chart. Jakobi Meyers and Kendrick Bourne had great season and Parker makes great addition. In other words, there isn’t much room for Agholor.
Or N’Keal Harry. The first-round prospect failed to make impact in his first three seasons as Patriots wide receiver. Harry spent most of his season on injured reserve. Well, he was also a healthy scratch at one point. He and Agholor may be the first to leave the team.
Will the Patriots consider cutting Agholor?
“Nevertheless, New England may opt to cut Agholor and save approximately $4.9 million if team brass cannot find a trade partner for him,” Moton said.
There are so many options for the team right now, but it’s too soon to speculate. Let’s see how things go for Agholor.