Target No. 2 – Nelson Agholor, Wide Receiver
Nelson Agholor is another interesting name that will likely come up in trade talks. The New England Patriots will be anxious to get rid of the $15 million cap hit in 2022, but some teams may be willing to see if they just end up releasing the 2015 first-round pick.
Agholor has a ton of talent, but he just hasn’t produced in the NFL yet. He had his best season in 2020 with the Raiders where he had just under 900 yards receiving and eight touchdowns. He also had back-to-back years in Philadelphia where he had 60 plus catches and 700 plus receiving yards.
Should the Browns move on from Jarvis Landry (which they likely will), Agholor could be a very interesting fit. The Browns would likely give up next to nothing to get him, and then can have a free year to evaluate if they want to keep him longer term.
He’s still $1.5 million cheaper than Landry, provides much more of a deep threat, and the Browns could ultimately cut him for only a $5 million loss.
Agholor hasn’t had near the career as Landry, but he may fit this offense better which is equally important. And at 28, Agholor may have a little bit more left in the tank. No one in the league thinks he’s worth $15 million in 2022, so an extension and reduction in pay could also be an option if the Browns landed Agholor.
The free agency class is deep at wide receiver, as well as the draft, but I think the Browns make multiple moves at the position because of how poor the group performed in 2021.