LeSean McCoy Contemplated Retirement, Still Open To Signing With Contender

Former Buccaneers RB LeSean McCoy admitted he contemplated retiring after his contract with Tampa Bay expired this offseason. 

LeSean McCoy

However, McCoy says he’s open to playing another season as long as it’s the right fit, which probably means signing with a contending team. 

“I’ve had some teams reach out. I think right now it’s just all about being in shape, being ready for the call and also the right road, the right fit,” McCoy said in an interview with NFL Media. “I want to go to a team where I can compete. I want to go to a team where I can contribute. And make a playoff, hopefully championship run. That’s the biggest thing, I think from winning two championships it’s hard to go to a team where you don’t see anything happening. That’s something that I think about winding my career down and I’m about to finish out. I want to go somewhere so I can have some fun and win.”

Last year, McCoy caught on with the Buccaneers right before the start of training camp, so it’s possible he could land with a running back-needy team later this summer. 

McCoy, 33, is a former second-round pick of the Eagles back in 2009. After six years in Philadelphia, McCoy was traded to the Bills, who later signed him to a five-year, $40 million contract that included $20 million guaranteed.

McCoy was set to make base salaries of $6 million and $6.075 million over the next two years of the agreement when the Bills released him during the preseason in 2019. The Chiefs later signed him to a one-year deal. 

After testing free agency again, McCoy signed a one-year deal with the Buccaneers during training camp. 

In 2020, McCoy appeared in 10 games for the Buccaneers and rushed for 31 yards on 10 carries (3.1 YPC) to go along with 15 receptions for 101 yards receiving and no touchdowns.

We’ll have more on McCoy as the news is available. 

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