Bills Cut McCoy, Texans Trade Clowney

Billy Woods | September 1st, 2019

The last day of August brought the NFL world one surprise release and one not surprising trade that still had mystery around it. On the surprising end, the Buffalo Bills cut former First-Team All-Pro running back LeSean McCoy after a disappointing 2018 season. Following that move, by no one’s surprise, the Houston Texans traded outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney.

What puzzled fans about the Clowney trade was the package that the Texans received from their trade partner, the Seattle Seahawks. In exchange for Clowney, the Texans were given pass rusher Barkevious Mingo, second-year linebacker Jacob Martin and a third-round draft pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. The assumption around the league was that the Texans would only move Clowney if a prominent left tackle was involved in the trade.

Once all players involve pass their physicals, the trade will become official. This seems to be a move that Clowney was looking for, as he is already in Seattle to finalize the trade. The Seahawks are seemingly attempting to retool for an opportunity to win the NFC West.

In the surprising move of the day, the Bills cut McCoy after being disappointed by his 2018 season, which saw his total production be cut in half from the 2017 season. McCoy was a First-Team All-Pro running back in 2011 and 2013. During his prime years, McCoy was a regular attendant in the Top 100 Players list every season.

The 2017 season was a productive year for McCoy, who was in his third season with the dysfunctional Bills and quickly approaching 30-years of age. In that season, he rushed for 1,138 yards and six touchdowns. Fast forward to the end of the 2018 season, and his numbers were shockingly cut in half. In 2018, he only rushed for 514 yards and three touchdowns.

It seems as if age has caught up to McCoy, who turns 31 during the 2019 season. 30 is normally the age when all-time great running backs begin to extremely slow down. The Kansas City Chiefs, however, believe McCoy still has some tank in the gas. The championship hopeful organization gave McCoy a one-year, $3 million deal to backup Damien Williams. This is the perfect opportunity for McCoy to cap off a successful NFL career as one of this generation’s best running backs.

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