Article by: Pete Caceci
After spending four years with the Buffalo Bills, RB LeSean McCoy has accepted a one-year $4 million deal with the Kansas City Chiefs. The deal went down yesterday and was reported by ESPN not long afterwards. He will reunite with his previous coach Andy Reid.
The Bills released the 31-year-old veteran during the 2019 preseason, so it was only a matter of time before he would get picked up. Ever since the Chiefs moved on from Kareem Hunt, questions began to rise within the organization on who would take the starting position. LeSean McCoy going to the Chiefs is a great move for him, as he will be under an experienced coach and amazing QB Patrick Mahomes. He will also be able to mentor the younger backs with different routes and movements. It all depends though on where he will fit in their offensive schemes with other backs like Damien Williams, Tremon Smith, and Darrel Williams.
After being traded from the Eagles in the 2015 offseason, McCoy would take on the starting RB role and would be a star for the Bills. Although his numbers for both yards and touchdowns decreased with his new team, it did not take long for McCoy to readjust. For the 2016 season, LeSean would rush for 1,267 yards and scored 13 touchdowns, leading the NFL in rushing yards. In 2017, McCoy would continue to stack up wild statistics, such as rushing over 1,100 yards and scoring 9 touchdowns. He would make the Pro-Bowl for consecutive years and be ranked high in the NFL Top 100 Players by his peers.
From here, LeSean’s career began to go downhill, as in the summer of 2018 he would be caught in a domestic abuse scandal that would follow for the rest of the year. On top of that, McCoy would struggle immensely with the new Bills offense. His totals would all be career-lows, rushing only 514 yards, scoring just 3 touchdowns, and averaging 3.2 yards per carry. As much as the Bills’ GM Brandon Beane remained confident with McCoy, his time in Buffalo was coming to an end.
Since hearing about the move, I am confident that LeSean will redeem himself for the upcoming season. Like I mentioned before, he is in a great organization with the right tools that he can use to his advantage. The Chiefs have done a terrific job in rebuilding themselves to a potential dynasty. As an Eagles fan, I am scared as to the skill and talent that this team possesses, and with LeSean McCoy among the roster, who knows how far they will go what they may be able to accomplish.
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