Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson is still waiting for a contract extension that doesn’t appear likely to come anytime soon.
Is it possible that the Eagles would lock up their young running back LeSean McCoy before Jackson?
Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer believes an offer for McCoy could be “in the offing” around November if the third-year back continues his expected development in the Eagles offense.
“I feel this is the year I separate myself from all the other backs,” said McCoy. “You have an elite group of guys. You got the guys that are up and coming, and then you go to the average guys. So I’m trying to get up there with the elite guys, and I think this is the year it happens.”
We think it can happen too. The Eagles may run more because of their pass protection issues. McCoy is a fabulous receiver that has steadily improved in his two seasons.
He’s seemingly done the impossible in Philly: Replace Brian Westbrook with virtually no drop-off.
McCoy and Jackson share an agent (Drew Rosenhaus), so it would be tricky for the Eagles to extend McCoy first. Perhaps both deals can get done.
Either way, we think this is the year McCoy starts getting talked about as one of the game’s best. He piled up over 1,600 yards from scrimmage last year and that number should only rise.