New England Patriots wide receiver Nelson Agholor displayed an incredible show of strength to score a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Nelson Agholor might not be one of the most well-known wide receivers in the league, not in the same class as the likes of Davante Adams, CeeDee Lamb, Cooper Kupp or Lamar Chase, but there is no doubt that he is effective at what he does.
And he proved exactly why the New England Patriots signed him to a $26m contract last summer as he pulled off a remarkable touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers towards the end of the first half to give the Patriots the lead at a crucial time.
The New England Patriots receiving group wasn’t exactly a show of strength last year, with none of them able to get above 1,000 yards, and this season hasn’t exactly started off great for them either, as last week against the Miami Dolphins, the most anybody was able to haul in was 55 in their 20-7 loss in South Beach.
But their offense was ticking a little bit better this week as they traveled to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers, and the play of Agholor was a big part of it as he gave them a huge boost when they needed it the most as the offense was looking a little slow.
In the final minute of the first half and with the scores tied at 3, the Patriots were driving to get a late score and give them a lead going into half-time, they could have gone short, looked for a field goal and to wind the clock down.
Instead, quarterback Mac Jones threw the ball up for Agholor to compete for against Ahkello Witherspoon, but he did more than compete as he ripped the ball away from the cornerback before crossing over for the touchdown.
Video: Nelson Agholor scores a touchdown for the New England Patriots:
It’s really up to you to decide what is the most impressive part of the play, the fact that he was able to make the catch in mid-air, or the strength he showed to wrestle the ball away with the defender in such close proximity.
Last year was something of a poor showing from Agholor, as he only managed 473 yards and 3 touchdowns in the regular season, but if he can have a few more plays like this, he’ll likely beat both of those numbers in no time.