Friday, May 18, 2012
Eagles All-Pro RB Agrees to 5-year Extension
LeSean McCoy will be staying in Philadelphia after signing a 5-year, $45-million contract (roughly $20 million guaranteed) on Thursday. The Eagles have signed three Pro-Bowl caliber players to contract extensions this off-season (all of whom are clients of Drew Rosenahus). They also re-structured the contracts of Trent Cole and Todd Herremans, which ultimately resulted in extensions. The Eagles had no choice but to pay McCoy, considering he led the league with 17 rushing touchdowns (20 total) and was the NFL's fourth leading rusher (1,309 yards) in 2011, while only making $650,000 (which is lower than the current league minimum). You can't help but tip your hat to Philly, who are well-known throughout the league for taking care of their veterans.
The Saints should probably take some notes from Philly and get their shit together (by making Drew Brees happy).