The Chiefs have at times used LeSean McCoy as their top running back this season, but at other junctures, the decorated back has barely played for the AFC champions. McCoy has played just one playoff snap.
“Nah, I’m not ready to retire yet,” McCoy said, via NFL.com. “I still can play. So, I’m not going to retire yet, but that day is coming.”
Shortly after his Bills release, McCoy signed a one-year, $3MM deal with the Chiefs. A four-team derby that also included the Patriots, Chargers and Eagles ended with the six-time Pro Bowler choosing to reunite with Andy Reid in Kansas City.
Initially, McCoy carved out an immediate role. He saw 10-plus touches in seven of the Chiefs’ first eight games but wound up a healthy scratch and battled an illness at times over the past two-plus months. Shady has not seen a carry since Week 15, and the Chiefs have used Damien Williams almost exclusively as their postseason back.
Still, the interest that came McCoy’s way late in free agency may be indicative of at least one more contract coming in March. McCoy averaged 4.6 yards per carry this season, after a career-worst 3.2 YPC figure with a limited Bills team in 2018. After logging 200-plus carries in each season from 2010-17, McCoy has not topped 170 in each of the past two years. He will enter free agency with 2,950 career touches (third-most among active backs) and will be 32 by Week 1 of the 2020 season.
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