McCoy believes he could be a fit with the Eagles, Reuben Frank of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports. "I could see that," McCoy said Wednesday on NFL Network's Good Morning Football. "I'm going to keep my options open, though. I could see myself there in Philly. Like I said, that's home, so you never know." Philadelphia's backfield is among the least experienced in the league, with 25-year-old Corey Clement serving as the elder statesmen while second-year pro Miles Sanders is the only one with 175 or more touches in the NFL. The soon-to-be 32-year-old McCoy lands on the other end of the spectrum, perhaps losing a couple steps after piling up 2,950 touches across 11 pro seasons. He averaged 4.6 yards on 101 carries for the Chiefs last year, but between fumbles (three) and his inefficient receiving work (6.5 yards per catch), McCoy found himself on the inactive list by the time the Chiefs reached the AFC Championship Game and then the Super Bowl. A return to Philadelphia likely would mean battling for backup work behind Sanders, with a spot on the 53-man roster not necessarily guaranteed.
McCoy is not considering retirement and said Sunday, "I really just want to play two more years," ESPN.com reports. McCoy, still a free agent, compiled a solid 465 yards and four touchdowns on 101 carries (4.6 YPC) across 13 regular-season games with the Chiefs in 2019. However, he did see his utilization decline down the stretch of the season, culminating in a healthy scratch during the Super Bowl. The 31-year-old also noted that he's fully healthy, saying "my body feels good," and said that he wants to provide a veteran presence within a competing team's backfield. At this point, it looks likely that the six-time Pro Bowler will have to wait until after the 2020 NFL Draft, which boasts a deep and talented running back class, to latch on with a new team.
McCoy isn't going to re-sign with the Chiefs, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. McCoy played just one snap in the playoffs, including a healthy scratch for the Super Bowl. However, he averaged 4.6 yards per carry during the regular season, his best mark since 2016 and perhaps a sign that he can still contribute to an NFL team. The veteran running back will turn 32 in July.
McCoy is inactive for Sunday's Super Bowl against the 49ers, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports. With McCoy a healthy scratch Sunday, Damien Williams will continue to head the Chiefs' backfield, while Darwin Thompson is on hand to work in a complementary role. McCoy's contract with Kansas City expires after the current season and it seems unlikely he'll be back with the team for the 2020 campaign.
McCoy could be trending toward a healthy inactive for Sunday's Super Bowl matchup against the 49ers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. It's not altogether surprising news considering McCoy has seen just one snap since Week 16. The veteran running back posted six games with at least 40 rushing yards through the first eight weeks of the season, but he has largely ceded time to the likes of Damien Williams and Darwin Thompson since then. Expect Williams to continue to accumulate the majority of the snaps out of the backfield in the event McCoy is sidelined Sunday.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/20||@Los Angeles Chargers||22||18.88|
|4||10/04||New England Patriots||2||11.94|
|5||10/11||Las Vegas Raiders||0.00|
|8||11/01||New York Jets||9||14.50|
|11||11/23||@Las Vegas Raiders||0.00|
|12||11/29||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||1||10.63|
|15||12/20||@New Orleans Saints||4||13.24|
|17||01/03||Los Angeles Chargers||22||18.88|
|3 Year Avg||183||706||4||40||289||1||126|