One of the worst moves in the Chip Kelly era in Philadelphia was trading LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills for linebacker Kiko Alonso after the 2014 season. McCoy at that point was one of the best running backs in the NFL and was coming off a 1,319-yard season.
Alonso, meanwhile, was coming off of a major knee injury at the time. The Bills gladly acquired McCoy and signed him to a five-year, $40 million contract. In 2016, McCoy showed he still had plenty of production, rushing for 1,267 yards and 13 touchdowns.
However, the veteran running back posted a message on social media that could make some think his days in Buffalo are numbered.
Buffalo was so special … thanks for everything https://t.co/m3v0zQ2WT0
— Lesean McCoy (@CutonDime25) February 26, 2017
Sean McDermott has taken over as the Bills’ new coach. Interim head coach Anthony Lynn had a close relationship with McCoy, but Lynn move on to become the Chargers’ coach in the move to Los Angeles.
Rick Dennison will lead Buffalo’s offense under McDermott. Releasing McCoy wouldn’t provide much cap relief for the Bills.
McCoy will have an $8.8 million cap hit if on the roster in 2017. His dead cap number is $7.8 million.