Another season, another year where Buffalo Bills fans can look forward to another hopeful year of dominance provided by LeSean McCoy. Arguably the most versatile runner in the league who plays well in any weather thrown his way, McCoy looks to be the biggest contributor once again for the Bills.
Till this day, it’s still a main mystery on why Chip Kelly ever dealt McCoy to Buffalo but Bills fans aren’t complaining. After signing his 5 year/$40 million deal before the start of the 2015 season, McCoy has lived up to expectations for the Bills. Through the injuries and ups and downs of the team, McCoy kept his productivity up.
McCoy is coming off a 2017 season where it started out super slow for him. He had to wait until Week 7 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to get back into Shady mode. He finished that game with 91 rushing yards and his first two touchdowns of the season. The Bills went on to defeat the Buccaneers 30-27.
As the season progressed, the entire team steps backward for about a good three week stretch in November. McCoy was apart of this regress but soon improved after. He managed to put up 1,138 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns. He broke the 10,000 career rushing yard milestone and played a vital role in helping the team break their 17 year playoff drought. He also finished as the league’s 4th best rusher in the league behind Kareem Hunt, Todd Gurley,
Even after a dysfunctional offensive unit led by Rick Dennison, McCoy was able to break through the confusion and still put McCoy numbers. With Brian Daboll at the head of the reigns, there might be more stability with the use of McCoy. Even with him turning the age corner and heading into his 30s, he’s proving that age is just a number.
2018 Season Projections
250 carries, 1,325 rushing yards, 11 TD’s.
65 catches, 480 receiving yards, 5 TD’s.