LeSean McCoy cut by the Bills, signs with Chiefs
Easily the most shocking move that wasn’t actually a trade, the Buffalo Bills cut running back LeSean McCoy. The six-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro was entering the final year of his five-year contract he signed after being traded from Philadelphia.
The move was really only shocking because of the name. In 10 seasons in the league, McCoy has rushed for a total of 10,606 yards, which ranks 25th on the career list and fourth among active players. But in this “what have you done for me lately” league, McCoy has offered the Bills little at this stage of his career besides name recognition. Last year, he rushed for a career-low 514 yards with the Bills. His 3.2 yards per carry was by far the lowest in his career.
With questions surrounding his productivity, the Bills decided it’d be better to just release him and save some cap space in the future.
McCoy wasn’t unemployed for long, though. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that McCoy signed a one-year, $4 million deal ($3 million guaranteed) with the Kansas City Chiefs where he will be reunited with head coach Andy Reid. McCoy played under Reid for the first four seasons of his career and rushed for 3,866 yards. Whether or not he’s still capable of that type of performance at 31 years old remains to be seen.
Barring any major rating adjustments, McCoy gives Chiefs fans an 82 overall running back with 89 speed, 92 acceleration and 92 agility. He’s not exactly going to fill the void left by the departure of Kareem Hunt, but he should provide a nice compliment to Damien Williams (80 OVR, 90 SPD, 91 ACC, 88 AGI).
For the Bills, it means 36-year-old Frank Gore will be the starter in Madden 20. Gore, the who is currently third on the NFL’s all-time rushing yards list has an 81 overall in Madden 20, but just 84 speed, 87 acceleration and 86 agility. He does have 99 awareness and 83 trucking though.