One of the biggest sports stories to hit the internet in the last couple days was the move by the Philadelphia Eagles to trade their star running back LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills. In exchange for McCoy, the Eagles will receive linebacker Kiki Alonso. Although the deal cannot be official until March 10th when the new league year begins, the deal is done. It is a shocking move because McCoy is the all-time leading rusher for the Eagles and still producing at the relatively young age of 26. However, it seems that head coach Chip Kelly is running the show and McCoy was expendable.
Yet, it still is not clear exactly what Chip Kelly’s plan is for the Eagles. In the past two years they have releasedDeSean Jackson, a Pro-Bowl receiver, and McCoy. These were two stars of the franchise. Maybe Kelly is simply remaking the Eagles to be exactly the kind of football team he wants and not structured around players that were given to him when he became head coach. It’s all or nothing now Kelly. Let’s see what you can do.