The Philadelphia Eagles locked in a crucial piece to their offense yesterday, signing running back LeSean McCoy to a five-year extension worth up to $45 million.
McCoy, 23, had one year remaining on his rookie deal. The Pennsylvania product scored a franchise record 17 rushing touchdowns last season and was elated to have his contract situation taken care of before the beginning of training camp.
“It feels good just to wake up tomorrow and go to work knowing that the deal is done and it’s over with,” McCoy said during a press conference. “I’m not a guy to try and hold out and do this and do that. I try and do things the right way. I’m just happy that everything is done and over with, and I can go to work happy tomorrow and enjoy myself.”
Head coach Andy Reid echoed his running back’s sentiments, saying, “We are excited to continue this off-season of taking care of our own players. LeSean is one of the most electrifying running backs in the National Football League. He can do it all – run, catch, block and score touchdowns from anywhere on the field.”