Numerous sources have confirmed that the deal is a one-for-one trade and there are no picks included in the trade.
McCoy’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, says that there’s no trade involving McCoy “at this time.” However, every NFL insider has confirmed the deal and the trade won’t be posted until next week.
According to reports, the trade between the Bills and Eagles came together in less than 20 minutes.
Jason La Canfora reports that Eagles HC Chip Kelly wasn’t a fan of McCoy’s contract given that it was one of the highest in the NFL for a running back and Alonso had wanted out of Buffalo for some time now.
It will be interesting to see how McCoy reacts to the trade, as La Canfora says that he won’t be a ” happy camper.”
La Canfora expects McCoy and his agent to “make noise” about wanting a new extension and/or decline to report. In fact, La Canfora adds that the Bills are already bracing for this situation.
There was recent speculation that the Eagles could approach McCoy about reworking his contract, but no one mentioned that he could be on the trading block. Rosenhaus later said that the team hadn’t approached McCoy about a pay cut.
- According to Peter King, trading McCoy will free up $9.4 million in cap space for the Eagles.
- As for the Bills, Jason Fitzgerald mentions that McCoy will count for $10.25 million against the Bills’ cap next year.
Alonso played for Kelly at Oregon and Philadelphia could really use help at linebacker, so it will be interesting to look back on this deal in the coming years.
McCoy, 26, still has three years remaining on his six-year, $45.615 million contract that includes $20.765 million guaranteed. He stands to make base salaries of $9.75 million (2015), $6.9 million (2016), and $7.6 million (2017) coming his way over the next three years.
Last year, McCoy ran for 1,319 yards on 314 carries (4.2 YPC) to go along with 28 receptions for 155 yards receiving and five total touchdowns.
Alonso, 24, has another two year remaining on his four-year, $4.300 million rookie contract that includes $2.463 million guaranteed. He has base salaries of $745,946 (2015) and $941,418 (2016) coming his way over the next two years.
Unfortunately for the Bills and Alonso, he wound up sitting out the entire 2014 season after he sustained an ACL tear. Alonso has said in recent weeks that he’ll “definitely” be 100 percent for the start of training camp.