The Philadelphia Eagles are incredibly fortunate to have a talent as good–and as young–as running back LeSean McCoy. The team knows this, and acknowledged it by signing him to a long-term deal this offseason.
For all of his success, Shady is only 23 years old (he’ll be 24 in a few days). He was the shining star of the Eagles’ offense in 2011 and will likely just keep getting better.
The very thought is enough to put a smile on your face.
McCoy’s talents are recognized around the league, with other great running backs like the Bears’ Matt Forte seeking to use Shady’s deal (5-year, $45 million) as a parameter for their own.
We love the seasoned veterans, but it’s youth that brings continued success to teams. ESPN Insider KC Joyner compiled a list of “10 young stars to build around” and LeSean McCoy was at the top of that list. This is what Joyner had to say:
Pros: McCoy won his first All-Pro honor last season and became one of the highest-paid running backs in the league because he i...