Veteran running back LeSean McCoy remains on the free agent market. Could a return to Philadelphia be in the cards?
McCoy’s best days as a pro were with the Eagles from 2009-14. During that time, he made three Pro Bowls, two All-Pro teams and totaled over 9,000 yards of total offense and 54 touchdowns.
McCoy was traded to the Buffalo Bills before the 2015 season, and after four years in Western New York, he spent last season with the Kansas City Chiefs. Shady got his Super Bowl ring alongside Andy Reid, though his role was limited and he only played one snap in the postseason.
Now 31, McCoy isn’t giving up on his NFL tenure. He’s looking to play another season, and it seems like he’s hoping it will be back where his professional career began. McCoy hinted at a potential desire to return to Philly in a recent Instagram post.
“PHILADELPHIA =home,” he wrote in the caption.
Miles Sanders is locked in as the Eagles’ starter heading into his second season. The former Penn State star impressed as a rookie once he took over the primary back role.
However, there might be room for McCoy as a veteran backup. Scatback Boston Scott and unproven Elijah Holyfield are the only other runners on the depth chart.
A Shady reunion in Philly could be fun, though the Eagles might ultimately look elsewhere, either in free agency or through the draft.