LeSean McCoy to retire as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles


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LeSean McCoy to retire as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles

Three of McCoy’s six Pro Bowl appearances came during his time in Philadelphia.

PHILADELPHIA – The corridor LeSean McCoy to officially retire as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday, the team announced.

McCoy, the franchise’s all-time leading running back, will be honored at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday. The Kansas City Chiefs are led by Andy Reid, who was McCoy’s longtime coach while he was in Philadelphia.

“LeSean possessed a unique combination of speed, elusiveness and an exceptional ability to create plays. which made him one of the most dynamic players in the league and one of the most productive players in our franchise history, “said Eagles President and CEO, Jeffrey lurie in a statement. “LeSean carried a rare mix of confidence and youthful enthusiasm, but he was also driven by a desire to be one of the all-time greats at running back, and that’s what made him such an exciting player to be in. close and watch every week.

“He provided so many memorable plays and performances throughout his career. We are honored to share this special day with LeSean and look forward to recognizing him as the Eagles Legend of the Game on Sunday.”

Second-round pick in 2009, McCoy spent his first six seasons with the Eagles, where he set a team record with 6,792 rushing yards. while ranking third in rushing touchdowns (44) and rushing average (4.7 yards). He was named a first-team All-Pro twice, including in 2013 when he set franchise highs in rushing yards (1,607) and rushing touchdowns (17).

Three of McCoy’s six Pro Bowl appearances came during his time in Philadelphia.

“I still have that green in my heart,” McCoy wrote on the team’s website. “There are times when I would see the Eagles on TV, and it would feel weird not wearing that uniform. I instantly think of all those big games and the roar of the fans; I’ve always seen myself as an Eagle. It’s fair. go home and pick up an Eagle. “

The Eagles traded McCoy to the Buffalo Bills in 2015 for linebacker Kiko Alonso. He spent the next four years in Buffalo, followed by seasons with Reid and the Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, ending his career with a pair of Super Bowl titles.


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