WOW! Nobody saw this coming today! The Philadelphia Eagles just traded star running back LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for linebacker Kiko Alonso. No back in the league has more rushing yards or yards from scrimmage than McCoy in the past six seasons. ESPN’s Adam Schefter Reported the trade first. Hit the jump for more details.


We are all thinking the same thing, is Chip Kelly crazy?? Drafted in the second round of the 2009 draft out of Pittsburgh, McCoy has spent his entire six-season career in Philadelphia. He rushed for 1,319 yards and five touchdowns last season for the Eagles. What type of long term plan do the Eagles have that McCoy does not fit into??

Meanwhile, Alonso missed all of the 2014-15 season with a torn ACL, but in his rookie season of 2013, he played every defensive snap and ranked third in the NFL with 159 tackles. An Oregon product, Alonso will reunite with his former college coach, Chip Kelly, who will enter his third season in charge of the Eagles.

The trade is not allowed to be official until next Tuesday at 4pm. The move now gives new Bills coach, Rex Ryan a star running back to build with. The Bills had CJ Spiller, but today he announced he will not be back with the Bills next year.

News of the trade comes on the same day the Eagles released linebacker Trent Cole and defensive back Cary Williams. By removing those three players from the roster, Philadelphia has shedded $31.75 million against the salary cap. In the NFL more than any other sport, it is really all about the money.