Early on Saturday, the Buffalo Bills released veteran running back LeSean McCoy. McCoy had career lows last season rushing for only 514 yards. People in Buffalo were wondering if he could still be a productive running back. McCoy was entering the final year of his five-year deal he signed after being traded from the Philadelphia Eagles.
McCoy has had an inconsistent four seasons in Buffalo. He only rushed for over 1,000 yards one time since he has been with the Bills. The Bills bought in a lot of running backs this offseason, Buffalo bought in Frank Gore, T.J Yeldon and drafted Devin Singletary. These moves pretty much singled the end for McCoy with the Bills.
Late Saturday night the Kansas City Chiefs signed LeSean McCoy to a one-year deal for $4 million, which also includes $3 million guaranteed. The move reunites McCoy with head coach Andy Reid. Reid was McCoy’s coach when he first got to Philadelphia. McCoy had some excellent seasons while under Andy Reid’s watch. Reid will use McCoy wisely.
Former Bills’ RB LeSean McCoy is reuniting with Chiefs HC Andy Reid, per source. McCoy getting a one-year, $4 million deal that includes $3 million guaranteed from the Chiefs.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 1, 2019
McCoy fits in the Kansas City Chiefs offense perfectly. He is an elusive back and can catch the ball out of the backfield. Pat Mahomes will like what McCoy will bring to the Chiefs backfield. McCoy will add another dimension to the Chiefs offense, which is already dynamic.
McCoy is entering his 11th season and has rushed for 10,606 yards in his career. Also, he has added 69 rushing touchdowns in his career. McCoy has 475 catches for 3,616 yards and 15 receiving touchdowns. He is a running back that can do it all for your team. The former Bills running back is a six-time Pro Bowler, two-time first-team All-pro, led the NFL in rushing in 2013, and led the NFL in rushing touchdowns in 2011. It will be interesting to see how much LeSean McCoy has left in his tank.
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