Eagles news: Best tweets as LeSean McCoy announces his retirement

LeSean McCoy #25, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
LeSean McCoy #25, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

It almost seems ridiculous when you think about it. Once upon a time, former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly had an idea, and this is what it was. Trade Philly’s all-time leading rusher and one of the best players that he had on offense at the time, LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for linebacker Kiko Alonso.

It’s bad enough to conjure up something like that. Seriously, that doesn’t even make sense now, but carrying out such an asinine plan has to be seen as moronic.

Now, no one’s calling Chip a moron. As a matter of fact, the contrary is true. The dude is as sharp as a tack. He also possesses an incredible mind for our favorite game. Maybe he was planted in the Eagles’ organization to destroy things internally because, again, even now, trading Shady for Kiko makes no sense.

McCoy, after leaving, the City of Brotherly Love, ran for 4,310 yards, racked up another 1,616 yards as a receiver, and reached the end zone 35 times. He also made it to three more Pro Bowls as a member of the Buffalo Bills and wound up on two teams that won a Super Bowl.

Kiko Alonso appeared in 11 games with one start and racked 43 tackles and an interception. That’s behind us all. We just wanted to remind you of how awful that trade was. Time heals all wounds though, and it appears that Shady is coming home.

Here are some great tweets as an Eagles legend calls it a career.

It began with a letter that McCoy wrote to the fans. A few hours later, news broke, via the Eagles official website that LeSean McCoy would retire as an Eagle. Now, we could stop right there, but we’ll continue.

Sure, McCoy spent time with the Bills, Kansas City Chiefs, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but his home is in Philly. He’s an Eagle through and through. Here are some of the best tweets from an emotional day.

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Nothing else needs to be said. LeSean McCoy will retire as an Eagle on Friday, October 1st. He will indeed be enshrined in Canton one day, and here’s something else to make a mental note of. He’ll also be recognized as the Eagles Legend of the Game at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday, October 3 for Week 3’s game versus the Kansas City Chiefs.