PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — We’ve reached the pinnacle of Nelson Agholor’s frustrating career.
The 2015 first-round pick has struggled all season, but Sunday’s 26-15 loss to the Seahawks was Agholor’s worst game. Agholor negated a 57-yard touchdown from Carson Wentz to Zach Ertz because he was not lined up properly. Then, minutes later, Agholor dropped a ball wide open over the middle of the field.READ MORE: Flames Badly Damage Parkway Inn In Delaware County
“I got to get out of my own head,” Agholor told reports after the game via NJ.com. “[I am] Pressing so much and worried about so many things. I got to go out there and try to catch the ball like this, instead of with my hands. I’m thinking too much and got so worried.”
In 23 career games, Agholor has just 50 catches for 547 yards and two touchdowns. His 547 receiving yards is worst among NFL starting receivers since the start of the 2015 season.READ MORE: Fire Damages Rowhome In Philadelphia's Logan Neighborhood
“And it’s such a selfish thing that I need to stop,” Agholor said. “I need to give my energy to my teammates and this organization and not myself. I’m feeling so much pressure to make every single thing. Just have fun.”
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“I’m meant for this,” Agholor said on Sunday via CSNPhilly.com. “My parents raised me for this. My other coaches I had before this. Coach [Doug] Pederson, coach [Greg] Lewis prepared me for this moment. And I need to embrace that and take advantage of that.”