The performance from Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy in 2013 was nothing short of amazing. McCoy flourished in Chip Kelly's run-heavy offense and finished the year as the NFL's leading rusher for the first time in his career. He also has the championship belt to prove it, as pictured above this article. But now that 2013 is over and everyone is looking ahead to next season, the question is: can McCoy repeat as the best running back in the NFL?
According to ProFootballTalk, Nevada linemaker/sports book operator CG Technology has McCoy's chances of repeating at 5-1. Those are the second best odds in the NFL. However, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is currently the favorite to win the 2014 rushing title at 4-1.
McCoy and Peterson have been involved in a (silly) offseason debate about who's the best running back in the NFL. It started when McCoy went on ESPN earlier this offseason and declared himself the best. Then Peterson responded by saying "[he] didn't mean it." Shady was then asked about Peterson's response (he said, she said) and then went on to explain why he thinks he's the best.
"I feel like if you look around, look at tape, as a back I do everything," McCoy said. "From running, catching, blocking, no third-down guy mixed in and out. There's not anything that you ask me to do that I won't do or that I can't do. So from that aspect, the last three years, I don't think there's a back that's been more productive."
McCoy, who will turn 26 in July, certainly doesn't lack the confidence it takes to repeat. Having Kelly calling the plays and a strong run-blocking offensive line in front of him doesn't hurt either. Though the Eagles could look to cut down on McCoy's snaps a little more as he continues to age, it's clear he's still the centerpiece of this Philadelphia offense. He's definitely a good bet to repeat as the champion in 2014.