BGN – The Eagles have agreed to a new 5 year extension with RB LeSean McCoy that will pay him $45 million with almost $21 mil guaranteed. The deal ensures that he’ll be an Eagle through the 2017 season. McCoy set the Eagles franchise records for both rushing TDs (17) and total TDs (20). He rushed for over 1,300 yards and led the NFL in total TDs. The best part is, at only 23 years old this is a guy who hasn’t even reached his prime. And as scary as it can be to give a RB a long term deal, McCoy won’t even be 30 when this one is up. Shady’s deal puts a nice bow on offseason where the Eagles doled out huge money to their own guys. DeSean Jackson, Todd Herremans & Trent Cole all got big money extensions as well. The message sent was clear, this team takes care of their own and if you play well, you’ll be richly rewarded for it.
This is huge. First the first time in a long while, the Eagles should enter camp completely drama-free. No contract disputes. No superstar convicted felons coming to Lehigh for the first time. No quarterback controversy. No trade talk. Nothing.
If Jason Peters didn’t rupture his Achilles then hit it a month later with the Achilles Rupture Remix I would say this offseason was too good to be true. But even with that injury, the Eagles managed to address all their needs and significantly improve upon last years’ team.
For the record, Chris Johnson signed a $53 Million contract with $30 Million guaranteed last year. Adrian Peterson signed a $100 Million contract with $36 Million guaranteed. Even DeAngelo Williams got $43 Million with $21 Million guaranteed. Shady McCoy is A LOT better (and younger) than DeAngelo Williams. And we are paying in 2012 dollars!
Look at whats happened:
DeSean Jackson deal…done.
Trent Cole deal…done.
Todd Herremans deal…done.
LeSean McCoy deal…done.
Trading Asante Samuel’s contract…done.
Trading a 4th Rounder for Pro Bowl MLB…done.
Draft penetrating DT…done.
Draft new starter at LB…done.
No cap problems, no holding onto old bad contracts, and this is after going on a spending spree last year which brought in Nnamdi Asomugha, Jason Babin, Cullen Jenkins, Dominique Rogers-Cromartie, and paid Michael Vick $100 Million. STILL under the cap.
Hate the Eagles or not, Howie Roseman and the entire negotiation wing of the Philadelphia Eagles are truly as good as it gets.