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LeSean McCoy became a rich man on Thursday, signing a five-year extension worth $45 million with $20.765 million guaranteed.  That averages out to be just over $1 million of guaranteed money per touchdown McCoy scored in 2011. Simply put, McCoy got paid because the man is money. Couldn't resist this pic! Photo: philly.barstoolsports.com In 2011, he put himself in the elite category by posting 1,309 yards rushing with 17 TDs and another 315 yards and three TDs receiving.  No other player in the NFL scored more touchdowns than McCoy last season. When thinking of the best running backs in the NFL now, McCoy has elevated his status to being mentioned in the same breath as Adrian Peterson and Arian Foster. To look at it another way, if you’re a fantasy football player, McCoy will likely be the second overall pick in most fantasy drafts this year (after Foster and because Peterson is coming off an injury). Other things to consider about McCoy: He played in approximately 82% of the te...
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