There will be the 12th season for LeSean McCoy. The Eagles’ record-breaking rusher signed a one-year deal with Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the wake of going through a year ago with the Chiefs, ESPN’s Adam Schefter detailed Thursday.
The 32-year-old McCoy said back in May on NFL Network’s Good Morning Football he planned to play one more year.
“This last go-around, man, for the last time, just to put my stamp on my career, and I want to (go) out the way I came in,” he said. “Hard worker, man, with some success. I’ll probably put one more year together, depending on how I feel, but one year for sure, man, just to put my stamp on it.”
McCoy, who had campaigned to rejoin the Eagles, rather joins Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski and Co. also, will apparently back up Ronald Jones, who ran for 724 yards and six TDs a year ago in his second season out of USC.
Tampa’s other running backs have a consolidated 16 career carries: fourth year pro Dare Ogunbowale; rookie 7th-round pick Raymond Calais; Cards waiver pickup T.J. Logan; and undrafted Aga’Cedric Ware.
McCoy, who spent the 2009 through 2014 seasons with the Eagles, has been an unlimited free specialist since March.
Shady has made six Pro Bowls — three with the Eagles, three with the Bills — and has 11,071 career rushing yards, 22nd-most in NFL history.
McCoy’s 14,868 scrimmage yards are nineteenth most in NFL history by a running back, and he’s one of just seven players with 10,000 rushing yards and 500 catches.
Each qualified player in NFL history with 12,000 rushing yards has made the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
A year ago was a weird one for McCoy, who had 362 rushing yards and a 5.3 average halfway through last season however then got just 32 carries the rest of the season and got just one snap in the whole postseason during the Chiefs’ run to the Super Bowl.
He despite everything completed his 12th NFL season with a 4.6 average, 14th-highest in the NFL and 10th-highest in NFL history by a back 31 or older with at least 100 carries.
Bucs head coach Bruce Arians, the one-time Temple coach, was with the Steelers when McCoy played for Pitt.