Nelson Agholor expects Josh McDaniels to highlight his versatility

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New England Patriots wide receiver Nelson Agholor expects offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels to highlight his versatility.

Agholor spent time working in the slot and playing outside during his six NFL seasons. He has scored as many touchdowns on catches in the red zone as he has with catches from outside the end zone. He’s a scoring threat from everywhere on the field. It’s easy to see McDaniels getting creative with the wideout, who signed a two-year, $22 million deal this offseason that will pay him more per year than any other receiver on the roster.

“I am just comfortable going out there executing concepts,” he said during an introductory press conference in March. “I like to be able to move around depending on scenario, or situation or routes that need to be executed. I think Coach McDaniels historically has done a great job with moving his receivers around, and I am excited for that opportunity.”

Does Agholor feel he’ll be the No. 1 option in the offense?

“I think everyone else can have a label on however they look at me, but I know that on the field I give myself and my teammates a great opportunity to make plays and win,” he said.

It’s clear Agholor is a big part of the Patriots’ plan as they revamp their passing offense. He and tight ends Jonnu Smith and Hunter Henry will play a big part in improving New England’s passing offense, which cratered in 2020 after the departure of quarterback Tom Brady to Tampa Bay.

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