A Hall of Famer Signs a One-Day Contract with the Eagles.

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The all-time leading rusher for the Philadelphia Eagles is finally returning home. LeSean McCoy will officially retire as a member of the organization after signing a one-day contract with the team that drafted him. In 12 NFL seasons, the elusive back known as “Shady” amassed 11,102 rushing yards, 6,792 of which came in a midnight green jersey, and 89 total touchdowns. To cap off his career, McCoy won two Super Bowl rings, one with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2019 and the other with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2020. In 2009, the Eagles selected him with the 53rd overall pick. On Friday (Oct.), McCoy, a Harrisburg native, will attend Eagles practice. 1) where he will meet with Philadelphia journalists. On Sunday (Oct.), the six-time Pro Bowler will be honored as the Eagles Legend of the Game. 3) at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. Fans will be treated to a farewell salute from arguably the best running back in franchise history.

“LeSean possessed a unique combination of speed, elusiveness, and exceptional playmaking ability that made him one of the most dynamic players in the league, and one of our franchise’s most productive players,” said owner Jeffrey Lurie in a statement. “LeSean carried himself with a rare blend of confidence and youthful enthusiasm, but he was also driven by a desire to be one of the all-time great running backs, and that’s what made him such an exciting player to be around and watch every week. ”

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McCoy will be inducted into the Eagles’ Hall of Fame in due time, according to Westbrook

That is self-evident. The next point of contention will be whether or not the 33-year-old deserves to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. The standard for running backs is around 12,000 career rushing yards, which McCoy falls short of by 898 yards.

McCoy should be fitted for a Gold Jacket, according to Westbrook, who ranks third all-time in franchise rushing yards.

“He is a Hall of Famer in my opinion,” Westbrook told Heavy. “However, I can see how some voters might consider him ineligible for the Hall of Fame because he fell short of the 12,000-yard mark.” But he’s gone out of his way to show me that he’s a game-changer, especially in his time period, and that he deserves to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Shady Writes Love Letter to Eagles Fans

McCoy bared his soul in a love letter to Eagles fans on the team’s official website. In it, the shrewd running back explains why he’s retiring and declares, “I still have that green inside my heart…” ”

McCoy never wanted to leave Philadelphia in the first place – blame Chip Kelly – and admits that he has always felt “weird not wearing that uniform” since the saga.

Philadelphia, you embraced me from day one, welcomed me in with open arms both on and off the field. It’s a special place for me and always will be. To retire as an Eagle and be an Eagle for life is really important to me. I can’t wait to see everyone this Sunday.

I love Philadelphia because I came from that type of environment. Philly can be tough. You demand a lot from us, but I loved that. I like a challenge. If you’re not happy, I always looked at it as, “Let’s respond and find a way to play better.”


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