LeSean McCoy is the Eagles’ all-time rushing leader. Seems crazy when you think about it, because he wasn’t here that long. He played six seasons in Philadelphia before Chip Kelly shipped him out for Kiko fucking Alonso, but Shady logged four seasons of 1,000+ yards, including that 2013 campaign when he went for 1,607 yards and finished first in the National Football League.
Shady won a pair of Super Bowls with the Chiefs and Bucs these past two seasons, even though he didn’t carry the ball once in either of those playoff runs. Now he’s retiring as a Philadelphia Eagle, according to a release sent out by the team today:
A six-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro selection, LeSean McCoy will officially retire as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday, October 1. Following a standout career in which he became the franchise’s all-time leading rusher, McCoy will be recognized as the Eagles Legend of the Game in front of a sold-out crowd at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday, October 3.
“LeSean possessed a unique combination of speed, elusiveness, and an exceptional playmaking ability that made him one of the most dynamic players in the league, and one of the most productive players in the history of our franchise,” said Jeffrey Lurie, Philadelphia Eagles Chairman and CEO. “LeSean carried himself with a rare blend of confidence and youthful enthusiasm, but he also was driven by a desire to be one of the all-time greats at the running back position, and that’s what made him such an exciting player to be around and watch every week. He provided so many memorable plays and performances over the course of his career. We are honored to share in this special day with LeSean and look forward to recognizing him as the Eagles Legend of the Game on Sunday.”
Originally a second-round draft pick (53rd overall) of the Eagles in the 2009 NFL Draft, McCoy enjoyed a 12-year career, totaling 15,000 scrimmage yards (11,102 rushing; 3,898 receiving) and 89 total touchdowns (73 rushing; 16 receiving) in 170 regular-season games.
McCoy spent his first six NFL seasons in Philadelphia (2009-14) where he currently ranks first in rushing yards (6,792), second in rushing attempts (1,461), third in rushing touchdowns (44), and third in rushing average (4.7). As a member of the Eagles, he led the NFL with 1,607 rushing yards (single-season franchise record) and 2,146 scrimmage yards in 2013, and 17 rushing touchdowns (single-season franchise record) in 2011.
Selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame All-2010s Team, McCoy tallied 23 100-plus yard rushing games in his Eagles career (second all-time), which included a 217-yard rushing performance against Detroit on December 8, 2013.
From 2009-19, McCoy ranked second among all active running backs in rushing yards (11,071) and rushing touchdowns (73).
I’ll be honest with you; I fucking hate Shady because he’s a Pitt Panther. And he had some off field issues, like the party bus incident and the brawl involving the Philly cops. However, it is indisputable that he was electric during his Philadelphia prime, and just had some killer seasons before Chip had to go and screw things up. He had to bring in DeMarco Murray and run him SIDEWAYS out of the shotgun, which was absolutely mind boggling. Shady went up to Buffalo and had some good years up there, so obviously he wasn’t cooked. It was just Chip being an asshole, and blowing it up for no good reason.
Anyway, congratulations to LeSean McCoy on a great NFL career. Let’s all celebrate with a trip to Recess night club in Old City. Females only, though.
LESEAN MCCOY APPRECIATION TWEET ❕❕
The SNOW BOWL. One of the most exciting games of the last decade, after a slow start the #Eagles road McCoy to the tune of 217 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries, for the 34-20 victory over the Lions in 2013. #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/oL0TMSste9
— Eagles Nation (1-2) (@PHLEaglesNation) April 29, 2020