Lesean McCoy retires

Lesean McCoy retires
30 Sep
2021
Not in Hall of Fame

LeSean McCoy, who played twelve years in the NFL, signed a one-day contract with his original NFL team, the Philadelphia Eagles, and is now retired from professional football.

From the University of Pittsburgh, McCoy was phenomenal with the Panthers, winning the Big East Offensive Player of the Year (2008) and parlaying that into a Second Round Pick to the same-state Philadelphia Eagles in 2009.

McCoy played his first six years with the Eagles, four of which would see the Running Back exceed the four-digit mark in Rushing Yards.  The “scat back” led the NFL in Rushing Touchdowns (17) in 2011, and in Rushing Yards in 2013 (1,607) and in both of those seasons, McCoy was a First Team All-Pro.

As special as McCoy was with Philadelphia, the team traded the Running Back to the Buffalo Bills, where he added three more Pro Bowls (in addition to the three he had in Philadelphia) with two 1,000-Yard plus Rushing years.  

As special as McCoy was with Philadelphia, the team traded the Running Back to the Buffalo Bills, where he added three more Pro Bowls (in addition to the three he had in Philadelphia) with two 1,000-Yard plus Rushing years.  

McCoy joined Kansas City, assisting the Chiefs in their win in Super Bowl LIV, and he finished his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where although he did not play in the Super Bowl, retired as a back-to-back champion.

As special as McCoy was with Philadelphia, the team traded the Running Back to the Buffalo Bills, where he added three more Pro Bowls (in addition to the three he had in Philadelphia) with two 1,000-Yard plus Rushing years.  

McCoy joined Kansas City, assisting the Chiefs in their win in Super Bowl LIV, and he finished his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where although he did not play in the Super Bowl, retired as a back-to-back champion.

Overall, McCoy had 11,102 Rushing Yards, 73 Rushing Touchdowns and an even 15,000 Yards from Scrimmage with 89 Touchdowns.

He will be honored this Sunday in Philadelphia.

In our 2021 pre-season ranking of active players to consider for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, McCoy was ranked at #29 Overall and #3 in Running Backs.  He is now Hall of Fame eligible in 2026, and should be considered a fringe contender for Canton. 

We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to wish McCoy the best in his post-playing career.

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