LeSean McCoy Says He Will Eventually Retire as a Philadelphia Eagle

For the first time in his 11-year career, LeSean McCoy is preparing to play in a Super Bowl. He was not afforded the opportunity to accomplish that in Philadelphia (thanks to Chip Kelly), but now that has reunited with Andy Reid in Kansas City it will feel as close to playing the Super Bowl as an Eagle as McCoy can get.

Monday night was the annual Media Night at the Super Bowl, which allows players to let loose while answering questions from media personnel across the entire country. One media member asked about his football future, and he made it clear that he would not retire immediately after a Chiefs win. However, McCoy did make it known that once he does eventually hang up his cleats, he will do so by signing a one-day contract by with the Eagles.

McCoy spent the first six seasons of his career in Philadelphia, and is the all-time leader in rushing yards for the Eagles franchise (6,792). In addition to those 6,792 rushing yards, he also rushed for 44 touchdowns (3rd-most in franchise history). McCoy was also a major presence in the passing game, catching 300 passes (13th-most in team history) for 2,282 yards and 10 touchdowns. For his great efforts in an Eagles uniform, he was rewarded with three Pro Bowl selections and was a two-time First-Team All-Pro selection.

Nobody has put on a midnight green #25 since McCoy left town in 2015, which calls for the question: will the team officially retire the number? McCoy right now has joined Randall Cunningham (#12) as the only two Eagles to have their numbers essentially unofficially retired with no one wearing their former numbers. Maybe Jeffrey Lurie is waiting until McCoy's official retirement press conference to announce a possible jersey retirement (or maybe it's just players respecting McCoy but choosing other numbers that are available).


It might be a couple of more years before McCoy announces his retirement, but the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania native will be welcomed with open arms whenever he decides to officially retire as a Philadelphia Eagle.

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