Tafur: Report On Nelson Agholor and the Raiders is “Total BS”

Is Nelson Agholor going return to the Raiders or not?

We won’t have answers for a while, but Nelson’s return has been a heavy topic after conflicting information from a pair of media personalities covering the Raiders.

In short, Sports Illustrated‘s Hondo Carpenter reported this week that he was told Agholor will ultimately return to the Raiders on a deal that will pay him around $15 million over two years and The Athletic‘s Vic Tafur says… well, he says that narrative is “total BS.” For added emphasis, Tafur re-tweeted his own tweet later in the day saying that the “report with discussed terms” wasn’t accurate. A doubling down of sorts.

What we know is that the Raiders and Agholor have talked about a new deal and both sides seem to be headed toward seeing what Agholor’s market looks like in free agency. Last year, Amari Cooper was the premier wide receiver on the free agent market and was given a $20 million per-year deal from Cowboys, who essentially had no choice but to re-sign him after giving up a first-round pick to get him in the first place. After Cooper, the top free agents at the position last year were Robby Anderson and Emmanuel Sanders, who got $10 million and $8 million per year, respectively.

This year, the free agent pool at wide receiver is much deeper than 2020 and the salary cap figures to drop around $22 million for each team from where it is now. Those two factors will have an impact on what wide receivers are going to be paid in the offseason. Allen Robinson might cash in with a deal comparable to Cooper’s, but the second and third tier free agents at wide receiver might come away a little disappointed. Among that list could be T.Y. Hilton, Marvin Jones, Corey Davis, Will Fuller, Curtis Samuel, Antonio Brown, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Chris Godwin, Kenny Golladay, Sammy Watkins, and Agholor.

Ironically, Pro Football Focus projects Agholor as the no. 10 wide receiver free agent in the 2021 “class” and anticipates his next contract to be around $15 million over two years. Regardless of where he signs (some think Vegas, some think elsewhere), it will be interesting to see if those numbers end up being close to what Agholor gets… or something more along the lines of the aforementioned total BS.

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9 thoughts on “Tafur: Report On Nelson Agholor and the Raiders is “Total BS”

  1. That’s why you guys need to stop jumping on the first tweet you see just to get an article posted. I enjoy the site, but ****. Same with the Khalil Mack stuff. Who’s contract is not nearly as moveable as you’re claiming

  2. Keep 15 & add another wr as well as add defence I would like to see riddick play more n give 45 more runs

    1. Sorry IAM not keeping Nelson if he want 15-20a year for that price IAM going after Allen from the bears he a number 1 wide out

    1. M.M need to take a pay cut if he wants to stay on the team with the salary going down this year…it’s going to be wierd cause there player were going to cut that we like to keep..

    2. I’d keep No. 8 over No. 4 – Reason is:
      Would KC be what they are with No. 4 as their QB ?
      Would Green Bay be what they are with No. 4 as their QB ?
      Would Tampa Bay be what they are with No. 4 as their QB ?

  3. Tafur has also been known to make **** up and pull B.S out of his ***. I wish he would be replaced with a half way descent person.

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