Speaking at Super Bowl media night, Philadelphia Eagles all-time leading rusher LeSean McCoy said that he plans to retire as a member of the team that drafted him back in 2009.
LeSean McCoy, at the Super Bowl for the first time in his career with the Chiefs, said that when he retires it will be as an Eagle. #Eagles— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) January 28, 2020
Not exactly a surprising development but still noteworthy that he said as much.
McCoy hasn’t played for the Eagles since the 2014 season. Chip Kelly traded him away for Kiko Alonso during the 2015 offseason and McCoy remained with the Buffalo Bills until being cut during the 2019 offseason. McCoy quickly reunited with Andy Reid in Kansas City.
Retirement might be near for McCoy. He’ll be a free agent this March, he turns 32 this summer, and he’s made over $60 million since entering the league. Shady can potentially go out on top in the sense of getting a championship ring with the Kansas City Chiefs.
McCoy might not play much — if at all — in Super Bowl LIV. He hasn’t logged a single snap since Week 15. Perhaps Big Red will make an effort to get him at least one touch. We’ll see.
In any case, McCoy will be returning to the Eagles on a one-day contract at some point in the future. The team clearly still thinks highly of him, as evidenced by how they haven’t handed out his No. 25 jersey number since he was traded away. And Shady clearly still has love for where his career began.