Wentz giving Agholor the confidence he needs

15 September 2016 Eagles News

Delaware County Daily Times’ Bob Grotz believes Carson Wentz has given Nelson Agholor a “reason to play again.”

In the Eagles’ opener, Agholor had one of his best games of his short career, hauling in four of five passes for 57 yards and a touchdown on the day.

“It was an amazing ball by Carson and then even greater for him was to give me an opportunity,” Agholor told the Delaware County Daily Times. “And I’m very grateful. He had two receivers to throw to and he gave me an opportunity. For me, that play, and for those to be the results, it’s gratifying because now it reminds you when you go back to practice you have to continue to prepare like the way I did to get those results.”

The second-year wideout played a big part in the Eagles’ passing attack, playing 67 of 77 offensive snaps. Agholor has been highly scrutinized this off-season, whether it’s been his play on the practice field or dealing with off-the-field issues. Prior to last Sunday, it’s safe to say that it’s been a rough year for him in 2016.

Grotz notes that it’s been WR coach Greg Lewis who has “convinced Agholor to get over the past and keep pounding the rock in practice.” Agholor mentioned that when Carson is under center, “he’s going to give you a shot” and “everyone is a viable option” when they’re passing the ball.

Hopefully Agholor can build on his early success and build on that momentum throughout out the season.