Free agency hasn't begun and it's already a roller coaster ride.
Just hours after one report noted that the Eagles and Jeremy Maclin were nearing a new deal, the Pro Bowl wide receiver will sign with Kansas City on Tuesday when free agency officially kicks off per Chris Mortensen of ESPN.
The move makes sense for the Chiefs. Maclin was the Eagles' first-round pick in 2009 when Andy Reid was the head coach. Reid and most of the coaches who were with him in Philly are now with the Chiefs. Maclin is also a Missouri native and earned All-America honors at the University of Missouri. The Chiefs also didn't get a single touchdown from a wide receiver last season.
The Eagles, meanwhile, have to replace Maclin's 2014 totals of 85 catches, 1,318 yards and 10 touchdowns. They'll look to Jordan Matthews, who is coming off a brilliant rookie season. Look for another 2014 draft pick in Josh Huff to have an expanded role. Don't count out the contributions in the pass game from the running back and tight end positions as well. Furthermore, draft experts will tell you that another strong crop of wide receivers are available.