Bill’s GM on RB LeSean McCoy: “We’ll Have Him Back In 2019”

Bills RB LeSean McCoy. Photo by Jevone Moore/Cal Sport Media/CSM/Shutterstock

Although Buffalo Bills’ running back LeSean McCoy was linked with a move to Philadelphia Eagles in recent weeks, the move didn’t go through before the NFL trade deadline. This doesn’t just mean that McCoy will play out this season with the Bills, but could also mean he will extend his stay in Buffalo for few extra years.

Talking about Bills’ plans regarding LeSean McCoy, the team’s general manager Brandon Beane confirmed that the player remains part of the organization’s plans for the future.

LeSean is still a very good player in this league,” – Beane told The Buffalo News. “Our offense is not where we want it, but LeSean is still playing well. He’s a talented player. We like what he brings, to the point we’ll have him back in 2019. He’ll definitely be a part of that.

After making five straight Pro Bowl appearances from 2013 to 2017, LeSean McCoy saw his production take a serious dip in the first half of 2018. In the seven NFL games he played this year, McCoy had 75 carries for 257 yards while failing to score a single touchdown. He is also averaging career-low 3.4 yards per carry.

I ain’t expect to have no season like this,” – recently said McCoy about his performances this year. “I’m not really playing well at all. … It’s a different season. I’m 30 years old, playing since when I’ve been in high school. This stuff [has] never happened to me. It is tough.

McCoy has rushed for 10,349 yards and 66 touchdowns during 11 years he spent in the league.