As free agency is nearing towards the end, most of the Eagles fans aren’t to happy and the rest are just optimistic on what the Eagles could do in the next couple of days. As many know, the Eagles traded away Lesean McCoy to the Bills for a linebacker in return. I am trying to understand where the Eagles front office is coming from in this deal, but I can’t come to a conclusion other than that the trade was just horrible. The Eagles made the worst possible decision trading away McCoy, and here’s why. Lesean is arguably the best running back that the Eagles have had. Even though he had a little bit of a bad year, this trade still doesn’t constitute why they would trade him. Lesean grew up in Pennsylvania. He went to high school at Bishop McDevitt in Pennsylvania for two years and then going to Miford Academy in New York. After going to University of Pitt, he was drafted by the Eagles in 2009. So, basically all of his life he has been in the state of Pennsylvania.
After he was traded to the Bills he was furious and told everyone that he “Wasn’t going to make things easy. ” Lesean was dedicated to that franchise as any other player on that team. Its like if the Cleveland Cavaliers were to trade LeBron because they wanted to make some cap space for some role players. Well, that’s exactly what the Eagles are trying to do, as well as try to pick up Mariota in the draft possibly. Mike Kay from bleedinggreennation.com posted an article putting out there what players the Eagles could pick up in a few days. They are trying to get players that fit into Chip Kelly’s scheme, but that’s way too risky. If they were to go along with this whole rebuilding process and it didn’t work, then they have nothing left. Through all of this, even if this free agency thing works out for them, fans are still going to hold that grudge of trading away Lesean McCoy.