Former Kansas City Chiefs running back and longtime Philadelphia Eagles legend LeSean McCoy has signed a one-day contract with his long-term home to be able to retire with them, according to NFL reporter Adam Schefter.
McCoy first entered the NFL as a second-round pick of the Eagles back in the 2009 draft in a move that kept him close to home for the Harrisburg native (who also went to Pitt for his college career). Working with head coach Andy Reid, McCoy took a season or two to really find his offensive groove but he became a centerpiece for the Eagles offense and established himself as a household name over the course of his 12-year career.
It was in his third NFL season that McCoy really broke through with a league-leading 17 rushing touchdowns for Reid’s offense. He also led the entire NFL in total touchdowns as well with 20 that season, his first Pro Bowl effort.
McCoy would go on to make the Pro Bowl five more times in his career, including every season from 2013 to 2017, three of those seasons coming with the Buffalo Bills after he’d left Philly for a big payday in free agency. McCoy led the NFL in rushing in 2013, when he put up career high totals of 314 carries and 1,607 rushing yards to go with 9 scores that season on the ground.
After six years with Philly, McCoy would pay four more with the Bills before he was released shortly before the 2019 season. The Chiefs offered him an opportunity to unite once again with Reid in a new environment. Unfortunately, McCoy had an issue with fumbling that kept him from being trusted enough with a heavy workload and he was largely marginalized offensively in the season’s second half. He lasted a single season with the Chiefs.
McCoy did prove to be a lucky charm of sorts in the postseason given that he signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2020, giving him a Super Bowl ring in each of the last two seasons after years of playing in Philadelphia (before they won in 2017) and Buffalo.
In his career, McCoy had 2,457 carries for 11,102 yards and 73 touchdowns. He also caught 518 passes for 3.818 yards and 16 touchdowns through the air.