Report: Bills ‘unlikely’ to trade LeSean McCoy
The Philadelphia Eagles have been linked to LeSean McCoy in the wake of Jay Ajayi going down for the season with a torn ACL, but it sounds like it would take an awful lot for the star running back to switch teams in 2018.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Bills are “unlikely” to trade McCoy and that they value him both on the field and as a presence in the locker room.
From @gmfb Weekend: At this point, it feels unlikely that the #Bills trade RB LeSean McCoy, sources say. The price tag would be high, and they want him on the team this year and for 2019. pic.twitter.com/yt7v3L5ajp
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 14, 2018
As Rapoport notes, the price to acquire McCoy would be high, and the Eagles probably don’t want to part with something like a second-round draft pick.
McCoy turned 30 over the summer, which has become a dreaded age for NFL running backs. He’s off to a slow start this season and is averaging a career-worst 3.8 yards per carry, but Rapoport expects the Bills to keep him and his more than $6 million salary in 2019. Apparently all of the news McCoy has made off the field is not a concern for the team.