LeSean McCoy announces his retirement from the National Football League

Former Kansas City Chiefs running back and longtime Philadelphia Eagles legend LeSean McCoy signed a one-day contract with his long-term home so he can retire with them, according to NFL reporter Adam Schefter.

McCoy first entered the NFL as the Eagles second-round pick in the 2009 Draft in a move that kept him close to home for the Harrisburg native (who also went to Pitt for his academic career). Working with head coach Andy Reid, McCoy took a season or two to really find his offensive rhythm, but he has become a centerpiece of the Eagles offense and established himself as a household name over the course of his 12 year career.

It was in his third season in the NFL that McCoy really broke through with 17 touchdowns leading the league for Reid’s offense. He’s also led the entire NFL in total touchdowns with 20 this 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 to come with the Buffalo Bills after leaving Philly for a big paycheck in free agency. McCoy led the NFL in running in 2013, when he posted a career-high 314 carries and 1,607 rushing yards with 9 scores that season on rushing.

After six years with Philly, McCoy would pay four more with the Bills before being released shortly before the 2019 season. The Chiefs gave him the opportunity to reunite with Reid in a new environment. Sadly, McCoy had a groping issue that kept him from trusting a heavy workload and he was largely sidelined offensively in the second half of the season. He lasted just one season with the Chiefs.

McCoy has proven to be something of a playoff lucky charm given that he signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2020, giving him a Super Bowl ring in each of the past two seasons after years in playing in Philadelphia (before winning in 2017) and Buffalo.

During his career, McCoy totaled 2,457 carries for 11,102 yards and 73 touchdowns. He also caught 518 passes for 3,818 yards and 16 touchdowns in the air.



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