LeSean McCoy spent the first few seasons of his career playing for Andy Reid in Philadelphia, and he spent this past season playing for Reid in Kansas City. It meant a great deal to him to help Reid win his first Super Bowl.
“I know how much hard work he puts into the game,” McCoy said on Tiki & Tierney. “I remember just being a rookie, my first and second year, and watching him sleep overnight in the office. [He] had a blowup bed to watch tape, watch tape, watch practice and was able to sleep right there in the office. So things like that just shows you the dedication he has for the game. When he had a chance to win a Super Bowl, I was excited for him. So many ex-players, ex-teammates of mine, ex-coaches of his, they all was texting him, rooting for Coach Reid. That means a lot. That means a lot.”
McCoy, who turns 32 in July, is a six-time Pro Bowler. The free agent does not know where he will play next season, but it seems a return to Philadelphia is on the table – in part because he would like to mentor Miles Sanders.
“We’ve been talking a little bit with the Eagles,” McCoy said. “I won’t get into too much details. I don’t want other teams to back off. You know how that is. But that would be cool. I think he’s a young player that’s emerging, a superstar eventually. When I was younger, I had [Brian] Westbrook, who really helped me out. The only thing I didn’t like about it is he wasn’t there long enough to really help me the whole way.”
McCoy would like to be there for a younger back and show him the ropes.
“I look at a lot of other guys, these quarterbacks that become these superstar quarterbacks, and in the room they have the starter and he grooms them, shows them what to do, what not to do, how to watch tape – all the things that, when you’re young, you don’t know about,” McCoy said. “My first two years, I didn’t lift weights. But if I had a guy that could really go a whole offseason with me [and show me how to train and how to eat] – things like that, all the small things. If I can provide that to not only just Miles, but any young kid out there that’s a pretty good back . . . I would love to just help out. Any way I can affect [a] team in a good way, I would love to do that.”