Andy Reid coached the younger version of LeSean McCoy over four seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, but the Kansas City Chiefs coach likes what he sees of the older version, too.
“There are not a lot of 31-year-old running backs running around out there,” Reid told reporters on Monday. “But he still has the great feet and the vision.”
The Buffalo Bills released the six-time Pro Bowl back on Saturday, and Kansas City quickly snapped him up. McCoy agreed to a one-year deal for $3 million guaranteed, according to multiple reports.
The Chiefs open the season on Sunday at Jacksonville, and Reid said he expects McCoy to see action behind starter Damien Williams.
“He knows what to expect,” Reid said of McCoy. “I’ve been very honest with him about Damien and how good of a football player he is. I think it’s a great situation for both of them and for the team. For where he’s at in his career, you’re talking about potentially a future Hall of Famer with the numbers and stats he’s put together here. Here he has an opportunity to come to what potentially is a good football team as we go forward and be a part of that.”
Reid said McCoy’s only limitation will be how long it takes him to become familiar with the Chiefs’ playbook.
“This is different than what we did in Philadelphia. There will be some familiar things but it’s quite a bit different,” Reid said.
McCoy gained the fewest yards of his 10-year career in 2018, rushing for 514 yards and averaging 3.2 yards per carry. He spent the past four seasons in Buffalo after six with the Eagles. For his career, he has 10,606 yards and 69 rushing touchdowns in 147 games.
He led the NFL with a career-high 1,607 rushing yards in 2013, one of his six 1,000-yard seasons.