Philadelphia Eagles fans can now breathe a sigh of relief.
Eagles and LeSean McCoy have agreed on new contract, per league source.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) May 17, 2012
The deal comes in good time with OTAs beginning and training camp just a couple of months off.
The former second-round pick had a career-year with 1,309 rushing yards over 273 carries in 15 games with an NFL-leading 17 rushing touchdowns. He also caught 48 passes for 315 yards and three touchdowns.
The deal is reportedly worth $45 million over five seasons, $20.765 million of which is guaranteed.
LeSean McCoy's deal is a five-year, $45 million contract, $20.765 in full guarantees.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) May 17, 2012
“Shady” McCoy is a lethal, dynamic rusher pivotal to the Eagles’ future success. Locking down the All-Pro back guarantees them a quality, productive back for years to come with the potential to quickly develop into the league’s best back and, quite possibly, an all-time great.
The Eagles have a handful of backs on the roster behind McCoy, likely with the hopes of lightening the former Pittsburgh Panther’s load in the future. However, there is no question who the man is in Philadelphia.
He added his name to the Eagles record books with his stellar performance in 2011 and now, with a new contract reportedly in hand, McCoy will have his opportunity to make some more changes to it in the coming seasons.
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