Former K.C. Chiefs running back LeSean McCoy believes he’s got a “good shot” at one day making it into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. While discussing the candidacy of another player—New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman—McCoy also commented on his own chances and made his case during an interview on The Rush with Jared Quay on Yahoo! Sports.
McCoy only played for the Chiefs for a single season, and it wasn’t the most memorable season for either player or fans. That said, McCoy’s body of work outside of his short stint with the Chiefs is, indeed, very impressive and it will be interesting to see how strong his case looks when he’s eligible for induction into the hallowed halls in Canton, Ohio. That will be a five-year stretch from whatever point McCoy decides to retire.
"“I think I’ve got a good shot at it,” McCoy said. “I put my numbers up with any other running backs. In my decade I was the lead dog. I’ve got good numbers, touchdowns, yards, yards per carry, all those things. And you add two Super Bowls with it.”"
Over the last two years, McCoy hasn’t put up the sort of production that would give him that much greater of a shot at making the Hall of Fame, but he has latched onto the rosters of two consecutive Super Bowl champions. In 2019, he signed shortly before the season began with the Chiefs in an effort to bolster the backfield alongside Damien Williams. He enjoyed some productive moments, to be sure, but he also had some inopportune turnovers in the process and was largely shelved by midseason. He ended his time in K.C. with 101 carries for 465 yards and 4 touchdowns. He also caught 28 passes for 181 yards that season.
Last year, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed McCoy and added him to a crowded backfield that also featured Leonard Fournette and Ronald Jones. He had only 10 carries in ’20, but he also earned another Super Bowl ring in the process—not such bad credentials to add to a career that already had some very impressive numbers.
In his career, McCoy has 2,457 carries for an incredible 11,102 rushing yards and 73 touchdowns—including a league-leading 17 back in 2011. He led the entire league in rushing in 2013 with the Philadelphia Eagles with 1,607 yards on the ground. He also led the league in total yards from scrimmage that year with over 2,100. He has another 518 catches for 3,898 yards to his credit as a receiver, giving him a nice round total of 15,000 yards from scrimmage in his 12-year career. He also has six Pro Bowl selections on his resume and two First-Team All-Pro nods.