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Sunday, February 25, 2018

LeSean McCoy has funny remark about his hefty salary for 2018

LeSean McCoy has been one of the best running backs in the NFL for years, and he is compensated accordingly. But as he inches toward the dreaded age of 30, some have wondered if the Buffalo Bills would be better off clearing his salary off the books.

What say you, Shady?

On Thursday, the sports contract experts at Sportrac pointed out that McCoy’s salary cap hit of $8.9 million for 2017 is significantly more than any other running back in the NFL. McCoy had a pretty entertaining response.

McCoy rushed for 1,138 yards and six touchdowns this season. He added another 448 yards and two touchdowns receiving. While he has dealt with some nagging injuries over the years, he has ultimately been dependable and excelled as the focal point of Buffalo’s offense.

Most running backs hit a wall at age 30, so there is obviously some concern about McCoy’s production declining over the final two years of his contract. With the Bills going through some significant changeover this offseason and possibly deciding to move on from quarterback Tyrod Taylor, McCoy’s situation will be one to monitor in the coming months.

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