The McCoy-Eagles Reunion: A Great but Unrealistic Story
Ever since former Head Coach Chip Kelly released fan-favorites in WR DeSean Jackson and RB LeSean McCoy, fans have dreamed of reunion scenarios with both.
Eagles fans got their wish this offseason when Jackson was traded back to Philadelphia.
Now, many are calling for the dream to be complete after the Buffalo Bills officially released McCoy.
Don't expect that dream to become a reality.
The Eagles have an already crowded backfield with Jordan Howard, Miles Sanders, Corey Clement, and Darren Sproles battling for touches.
While they have tried to acquire McCoy at the trade deadline in both 2017 and 2018, the timing just isn't there anymore.
For McCoy too. A part of him surely would love to finish where he started as the franchise's all-time leading rusher, trying to come back and win a ring with Jackson.
Another part of him also wants to reach 12,000 career rushing yards and be a starting RB somewhere. That somewhere won't be Philadelphia.
McCoy took a significant step back in 2018 with a little over 500 rushing yards. However, just two years ago he helped lead the Bills to the playoffs with nearly 1,600 yards from scrimmage.
The likely scenario is an attempt for the best of both worlds. The Houston Texans were a playoff team in 2018 and could use another RB after Lamar Miller tore his ACL.
Perhaps a reunion with Andy Reid is another possibility. Kansas City could see McCoy as an upgrade over Damien Williams.
From a fan perspective, LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson returning with the Eagles in the same year would be the redemption story they have been vying for.
From a realistic standpoint, it isn't happening.