LeSean McCoy calls it a career, will officially retire as an Eagle
One of the most electric players this sport has ever seen is calling it a career after 12 seasons in the league.
Former Pro Bowl RB LeSean McCoy announced his retirement today, stating that his only regret was not spending the entirety of his career in Philadelphia:
“I’m retiring because I’m at peace mentally. The only regret I’ve ever had was not spending my entire career as an Eagle. I look at guys like Jason Kelce and Larry Fitzgerald, lifelong friends of mine, who spent their whole career with one team. I grew up in Harrisburg, played my college football at Pittsburgh, and was drafted by the Eagles. I never thought it would have been like that, but it would have been so cool to finish my career only having played in this one state.”
LeSean McCoy spent six seasons in Philadelphia and is the Eagles’ all-time leading rusher with 6,792 rushing yards and 44 TDs.
McCoy will get to retire on Oct. 1 with his former coach in attendance in Andy Reid, who drafted him back in 2009 to be Brian Westbrook’s successor. Reid coached McCoy for 4 seasons before being reunited with him in Kansas City in 2019.
McCoy finishes his career as a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame All-2010s team and an NFL rushing champion, accumulating 1,607 yards on the ground and averaging over 100 yards/game in 2013.
Congratulations to him on a truly incredible career.
Congrats to Shady McCoy. One of the most electric players I’ve ever watched. pic.twitter.com/jdt6UGP0cl— Victor Williams (@ThePhillyPod) September 30, 2021
Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman | USA TODAY Sports