LeSean McCoy “Could See” Himself With Eagles

This week, we learned that the Eagles are interested in Carlos Hyde. Could their search for a veteran running back lead them to old friend LeSean McCoy instead?

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I could see that,” McCoy told the NFL Network on Wednesday (h/t Reuben Frank of NBC Sports Philadelphia). “On another note, since I left, you haven’t seen the [No.] 25 active in green, so you never know. I’m going to keep my options open, though. I could see myself there in Philly. Like I said, that’s home, so you never know.”

Shady spent his first four seasons with the Eagles where he did some of his finest work. With the Birds, McCoy earned three trips to the Pro Bowl and twice earned First-Team All-Pro honors (2011, 2013). In 2013, he led the league with 1,607 yards on the ground – more than 100 yards per game. He also added 52 catches for 539 yards that year, just for good measure.

Last year, the Bills dropped McCoy just before the start of the season. Soon after, he was scooped up by Andy Reid‘s Chiefs on a one-year, $3MM deal. Before that, the Eagles, Patriots, and Chargers all touched base with the six-time Pro Bowler.

His Chiefs season ended with a Super Bowl, but the campaign was a weird one on the whole. Early on, he saw 10-plus touches in seven of the Chiefs’ first eight games. Later, he missed time, and he was hardly seen down the stretch. Still, McCoy averaged 4.6 yards per carry in 2019, after a career-worst 3.2 YPC figure with the Bills in 2018. He could be an interesting addition to the Eagles backfield, especially if they can’t strike a deal with Hyde.

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15 comments on “LeSean McCoy “Could See” Himself With Eagles

  1. DarkSide830

    now here’s a fit. McCoy isnt going to get many snaps wherever he goes, so might as well come home and be our veteran presence in the RB corps.

  2. Polish Hammer

    No thanks to Shady in Philly either, just not a fit for what they need right now.

    • Itrainsontuesday

      How so? It seems to me that they need RB depth and a veteran former star could be a huge asset for Sanders’ development.

      • wagner13

        McCoy is a redundant addition to a backfield already consisting of Sanders and Clement as shifty pass-catchers. They need a replacement for Howard/Ajayi that can run between the tackles and punch it in at the goalline

  3. abssamanta

    Man, I wish Reid, along with players DJax, Shady, Maclin, Avant, and the countless other guys who weren’t “Chip Kelly’s guys” could have won a Super Bowl with us… Smh… At least Reid and McCoy got one now, while DJax has a chance, possibly who knows, to get a ring with the Birds again. Maclin and Avant were retired by the time we won though, but still. There are a lot of other favorites, at least from when I started following football (2007 and onwards), who I wish got a ring with us…

      • abssamanta

        Yeah, I know. It sucks that he wasn’t able to play, and also that his play was on the decline which led him to get benched in the first place.

  4. Lefty_Orioles_Fan

    Do Philly Cops want him in Philly?

    Philly has enough problems
    Like Ariana Grande sings
    I got 99 problems but you won’t be one,

  5. crosseyedlemon

    Top 5 bands Shady could see himself with:
    1. Eagles
    2. Rush
    3. Dire Straits
    4. Cheap Trick
    5. Grateful Dead

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