The Philadelphia Eagles shocked the world on Tuesday night when it was reported the team traded away star running back LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for linebacker Kiko Alonso.
The reaction to this deal drew mixed reviews, but most seemed positive. Here are some pros and cons to the trade.
• The Eagles cleared $9.4 million salary of McCoy's 2015 salary off the books. They should have about over $50 million in cap space now, plus even more if/when they release DeMeco Ryans.
• If/when the Eagles release Ryans, now they have a natural replacement for him in Alonso. Alonso was named the PFWA Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2013. Pairing him up with Mychal Kendricks should be fun.
• The 2015 NFL Draft class is strong at running back. The Eagles also have options in free agency.
• The Eagles will have a lot of money in free agency to address roster holes.
• McCoy is set to turn 27 in August. Running backs tend to fall off after age 27 and McCoy has had a big workload the past two seasons.
• McCoy was one of the Eagles most popular players. The team doesn't necessarily care about this, but it's a bummer for the fans.
• Alonso missed all of the 2014 season with an ACL injury. Can he be the same player?
• Trading McCoy opens a big hole at running back. The Eagles will have replacement options but there's no guarantee it'll be a proven player.
These are just a few of the things that first came to mind.
Now it's your turn. Did the Eagles make the right call? Vote below.