The Buffalo Bills could get five more years out of LeSean McCoy if they wanted to.
Buffalo Bills star running back LeSean McCoy is quickly approaching the final year of his contract with the team. Although he’s on the hook for the 2019 NFL Season, McCoy will be free to test the market in 2020. The 30-year-old back currently headlines what’s considered to be the oldest backfield in football along with veteran back, Frank Gore. And similar to Gore, McCoy plans on keeping the cleats laced up for quite some time.
McCoy’s still got it – to a certain extent at least. Not a lot of people question McCoy’s talent as an all-around running back, but a few nagging injuries have given him some issues over the last couple of years. Just last year, McCoy managed to only play in 14 games. He finished off the year with a career-low of 514 yards, and three touchdowns.
The last few years just haven’t been the same for McCoy. Ever since his departure from the Philadelphia Eagles, he had on and off struggles with the Bills. During his first season in Buffalo, he was only healthy for 12 games.
His efforts for the following two years were solid, but his contributions were far from significant as the Bills haven’t had any postseason success since he’s been in town. Now, the Bills have to figure out what they are going to do with McCoy beyond 2019 since he’s made it known that he would like to play for at least another five years in the NFL.
“I’ll meet you there in five years.”
With the recent announcement of Jeremy Maclin’s retirement, LeSean McCoy took to his Instagram account to shout out his former teammate, and best friend. During his farewell from the NFL to Maclin, McCoy made it clear that he is planning on playing for another five seasons as he stated: “enjoy retirement I’ll meet you there in 5 years.”
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@jam c___19 My boy my boy jmac and shady… 20 yrs old we came to philly together and 11 years later we still a friends ( one of my best friends ) a great career I must say and ya cheap ass got 98% of your ALL your money hahahah .. remember telling you I’m not going out to the malls and clubs unless ya outfits was fly hahaha thank god you finally 👂 to me … You told me you would never wear jewelry (being cheap) I got thru to you again now you got some ❄️❄️❄️❄️… love you dog and enjoy retirement I’ll meet you there in 5 years lol football brought us together and now we are brothers for life @jmac___19 #18/#25 #brothers
Will the Bills keep McCoy around for that long? It seems doubtful. Maybe a one or two-year extension can be worked out at some point. But five years would be pushing it. Especially since the Bills have been rumored to have an interest in drafting a running back at some point during the 2019 NFL Draft as well.