The Buffalo Bills have decided to cut ties with veteran running back, LeSean McCoy. Is there any shot the Philadelphia Eagles have interest?
Down goes another former Philadelphia Eagles player. As expected, the Buffalo Bills have made a tough cut this summer as they released veteran running back, LeSean McCoy. Their releasing of McCoy might be a year too late, but the veteran running back is available on the free agency market for the first time in his NFL career.
Ever since he’s been drafted in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft, LeSean McCoy has remained with the two teams that acquired him. The Eagles drafted him and kept him around until their Andy Reid replacement Chip Kelly decided he didn’t fit the teams’ culture.
Therefore, the Eagles traded away McCoy to the Buffalo Bills, where the veteran running back continued to dominate as he was still right in his prime. Nowadays, though, McCoy is on the decline. At 31-years-old, the running back has been experiencing less production when on the field and spending more time off of the field due to injury concerns.
At this point, McCoy’s game no longer matched his price tag. So the Bills decided to get rid of him. Will the Philadelphia Eagles look to bring McCoy back? It’s doubtful. Although Philly did attempt to grab McCoy at the trade deadline last season from the Bills, Philly did not like the price tag for their former top rusher. So McCoy ended up staying in his situation with Buffalo.
No coming back….
Now, the Eagles have the opportunity to lure McCoy in who would return to Philly in a heartbeat if offered, but doing that doesn’t make much sense at this point. As we know, the Eagles traded for Jordan Howard a few months ago, then proceeded to draft Miles Sanders in the second round as well.
In addition to those two, the Eagles also brought back an experienced veteran in Darren Sproles. While McCoy could become the fourth back, it doesn’t make any sense at all to try and replace a young running back such as Corey Clement for an aging back who is clearly out of his prime.
Bringing McCoy back to Philly in order to reunite him and DeSean Jackson in 2019 would surely add tons of hype to this season. But the Eagles do not need that type of move to put fans in the seats. This is a ‘ready to win now’ squad, who has Super Bowl aspirations. Sentimental moves would not be beneficial at this point for the Eagles.