The Buffalo Bills and Philadelphia Eagles have pulled off the first blockbuster trade of 2015, and it's going to be hard for anyone to top it.
Philly is shipping All-Pro running back LeSean McCoy to Buffalo for Pro-Bowl linebacker Kiko Alonso, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter:
Filed to ESPN: Bills have notified LB Kiko Alonso he is going to be traded to Philadelphia for RB LeSean McCoy. Trade official next week.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 3, 2015
So LeSean McCoy is going to be a Buffalo Bill. And Kiko Alonso will be reunited with former Oregon HC Chip Kelly.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 3, 2015
The Eagles don't have a suitable replacement for McCoy, but they don't have a great stable of linebackers either, especially with the latest report that Trent Cole is getting cut at some point before the start of free agency.
Still, talk about a bombshell just a week before teams can begin signing free agents.
McCoy rushed for 1,319 yards and five touchdowns last season for the Eagles.
Alonso missed all of the 2014 season after tearing his ACL in an offseason workout, but in his rookie season in 2013, Kiko played every defensive snap and ranked third in the NFL with 159 tackles.