Man your battle stations. It’s finally happening. After years of prayers, tweets, and arguments at the dinner table, LeSean McCoy has been cut by the Buffalo Bills per ESPN’s Adam Schefter:
Surprise cut: Bills are releasing LeSean McCoy, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 31, 2019
Now, I know what half of you are thinking: absolutely not. The Eagles’ all-time leader rusher is coming off the least productive season in his ten year NFL career, compiling 514 yards on 161 attempts and just three touchdowns. The numbers, eye test, and the historical averages of declining productivity for running backs over thirty years of age tell the rational fan everything they need to know.
But this is Philadelphia.
Twitter was immediately ablaze with people begging Howie Roseman and Co. to reunite Shady and his former dynamic duo partner DeSean Jackson as if it were fate:
Wtf I hope lesean McCoy signs with the eagles 😭 I still have my McCoy and Jackson Jerseys 😭😭😭
— Juan Diaz (@MR_CHFN_JD) August 31, 2019
— No rap Kap 💯💯 (@SwerveKuts) August 31, 2019
Don't really care. Let me get LeSean McCoy back on the Eagles 😂
— Andrew (@TheGLATman) August 31, 2019
As it stands, the Eagles have no need nor space in the backfield for McCoy. They have veterans Jordan Howard and Darren Sproles, the ultimate X-factor Darren Sproles, and rookie standout Miles Sanders. Sometimes it’s better to listen to your head than your heart. Let’s hope Howie Roseman listens to reason.