Eyeing a 12th NFL season, LeSean McCoy said he has spoken to multiple teams. The former All-Pro running back indicated Friday the teams he’s referencing are some of his “favorite teams.”
As a member of the Chiefs, McCoy collected his first Super Bowl ring. Kansas City did not dress McCoy for Super Bowl LIV, however, and drafted Clyde Edwards-Helaire in Round 1. McCoy continuing his career will almost certainly mean leaving Missouri. He would prefer to do so with a contending team.
“Right now, just talked to a couple of teams — some of my favorite teams — that I’d think would be a great fit for me,” McCoy said during an NFL Network interview with Mike Garafolo. “But I think the biggest thing is to find the right fit. Find the right fit for me. I think at the point in my career, not just playing football. I want to play for the right team.
“I want to be able to contribute. I want to be able to win another championship. You can’t go from playing with the Chiefs with all that talent and winning a championship to now just trying to play.”
McCoy has been connected to an Eagles return. They are open to that prospect, and multiple acclaimed Eagles have lobbied for this. Missing out on Carlos Hyde while also having pursued Devonta Freeman, the Eagles make sense as a McCoy suitor. The Eagles traded McCoy to the Bills in 2015. Although the Buccaneers have Ronald Jones and third-round pick Ke’Shawn Vaughn, their Freeman interest could make them a candidate to add McCoy as well. Not many contenders are in dire need at this position, however.
The former Eagles and Bills Pro Bowler said he wants to surpass 12,000 rushing yards. Currently sitting on 11,071, McCoy would likely need to play at least two more seasons to get there. The 14 retired 12,000-yard rushers are in the Hall of Fame. He ranks 22nd on the all-time rushing list. While the Chiefs went away from McCoy down the stretch, he upped his per-carry average from 3.2 in 2018 to 4.6 last season.
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