Report: Eagles To Trade McCoy To Bills For LB Alonso
In the biggest stunner of the offseason, the Eagles will trade running back LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills for linebacker Kiko Alonso, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Per Schefter, the trade will officially be announced next week.
McCoy, 26, spent his first six seasons with the Eagles, totaling 6,792 yards and averaging 4.6 YPC. He was a three-time Pro Bowler. Last year, McCoy totaled 1,319 yards and averaged 4.2 YPC behind a banged-up offensive line. In 2013, his first year under Chip Kelly, McCoy went off for a franchise-record 1,607 yards and averaged 5.1 YPC.
Alonso, an inside linebacker and Oregon product, was a second-round pick in 2013. He played well as a rookie but missed all of 2014 with a torn ACL.
McCoy’s contract carries an $11.95 million cap hit in 2015. Alonso is on his rookie contract and carries a cap hit of just $1.17 million.
For what it’s worth, McCoy’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, offered this:
I just spoke with the Eagles organization and there is no trade for LeSean at this time. There have been discussions but nothing finalized
— Drew Rosenhaus (@RosenhausSports) March 3, 2015
Much more to come.