LeSean McCoy just got done spending a season under his old Philadelphia Eagles coach, Andy Reid. Now, with his Kansas City Chiefs stint in the rear-view mirror, the veteran running back continues to campaign for a return to the Eagles themselves.
One of several big-name RBs still available in free agency, the 31-year-old McCoy has not been shy about his desire to potentially reunite with Philadelphia as his NFL career winds down, several times expressing his affinity for the Eagles and even hinting at a return in a social media exchange with DeSean Jackson, another Eagle who left and came back to town. This week, it was more of the same, with McCoy telling NFL Network's "Good Morning Football" that he "could see myself" back in Philly this season.
"Since I left, you haven't seen the (No.) 25 active in green, so you never know," McCoy said with a smile, per NFL.com. "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."
McCoy is aware that Miles Sanders, the Eagles' 2019 second-round draft pick, is entrenched as the team's lead ball-carrier moving forward. But after spending the latter portion of his lone Chiefs season as a mentor more than an on-field factor, the six-time Pro Bowler is apparently willing to accept a smaller role -- so long as it's for a winning team.
"Now, like, I've turned some teams down depending on the styles, who they have there, are we winning?" he said. "I went to the Super Bowl (with) Patrick Mahomes; now I can't just go to any team. I'm just waiting, I've been talking to teams and I'll make the right decision."
Whether or not McCoy actually reunites with the Eagles probably has more to do with the team's desires. Philly reportedly explored trades to reacquire McCoy in years past, but that was before the 23-year-old Sanders emerged as a surefire starter. There's also the question of how much McCoy even has left in the tank, particularly after Reid opted not to activate him for the Super Bowl. Still, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie has long been an advocate for McCoy, whose number -- like he noted -- has not been reissued since 2015, and multiple reports suggest the team is, in fact,for Sanders insurance.