DeSean Jackson and LeSean McCoy talk Chip Kelly era in Philly, how Shady cried when the Eagles traded him
Joe Haden joined Brandon Marshall, Adam Pacman Jones, LeSeason McCoy, and DeSean Jackson on the most recent episode of the I Am Athlete podcast.
LeSean McCoy Cried After the Eagles Traded Him
The Eagles traded McCoy to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for linebacker Kiko Alonso back in 2015. At the time, it was widely reported that Shady was unhappy that Philadelphia decided to ship him to Buffalo. McCoy, a Pennsylvania native who played college ball at the University of Pittsburgh, never really played outside of Pennsylvania before getting dealt to Buffalo.
McCoy spent six seasons in Philadelphia, racking up 6,792 rushing yards and 44 rushing touchdowns. He averaged 100.8 rushing yards per game with the Eagles and when he was traded, it definitely sent shockwaves throughout the entire NFL.
A year earlier, DeSean Jackson was released by the Eagles after putting together one of the best seasons of his career in 2013. Jackson hauled in 82 passes for a career-high 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns. At the time, he was only two years into a five-year $51 million contract extension.
Apparently, Chip Kelly was concerned about Jackson’s “off-field” activities and his connections to “Los Angeles gang members”.
NJ.com and the snake Sal Paolantonio buried Jackson at the time and cited off-field activities, work ethic, and attitude issues, which really never made sense to Eagles fans or really, anyone around the NFL.
Of course, as everything unfolded, it became clear as day that Chip Kelly was not liked by the players in the Eagles locker room.