While Michael Vick gets most of the attention when talking about the Eagles offense, Philadelphia has an equally important player who lines up behind Vick. LeSean McCoy has quietly become on the the best running backs in the NFL. Like many other young running backs in the league, he is underpaid and making only around $500,000 in base salary this season and next. Naturally, McCoy wants an extension and a lot more money.
Reports have surfaced that indicate McCoy and the Eagles are currently negotiating a long-term deal, but apparently the talks are taking place without agent Drew Rosenhaus. According to Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network, McCoy fired Rosenhaus this week for the second time in about a month. Last month, McCoy ended his relationship with the self-proclaimed super agent but Rosenhaus apparently gave him a good enough sales pitch to bring him back on board.
The interesting thing about this situation is that Rosenhaus also represents DeSean Jackson, who has been candid about wanting a new deal with the Eagles as well and even accused of shying away from contact because of it. Philadelphia only has so much money to go around, and McCoy and Jackson will undoubtedly be looking to become two of the highest paid players at their respective positions. That could very well have something to do with McCoy’s decision to part ways with Rosenhaus, who will have a tough time getting both players a huge payday from the same team.
Between the possibility of Jackson being advised to give less than 100 percent to protect himself and the Terrell Owens era in Philly that may have strained the Rosenhaus-Eagles relationship, McCoy may have had enough.Google+