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Eagles sign LeSean McCoy to five-year, $45 million contract

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After a relatively quiet negotiation, the Philadelphia Eagles and LeSean McCoy have struck a deal on a big-time contract extension.

The Eagles have announced that McCoy has agreed to terms on a new deal, and a league source tells PFT’s Mike Florio that it’s a five-year, $45 million contract, which goes through the 2017 season, with $20.765 in full guarantees.

McCoy is coming off back-to-back outstanding seasons. Last year he carried 273 times for 1,309 yards and 17 touchdowns, plus another 48 catches for 315 yards through the air. In 2010 he carried 207 times for 1,080 yards and seven touchdowns, plus 78 catches for 592 yards. In his two seasons as a starter he has averaged 5.0 yards a carry and scored 29 total touchdowns.

At just 23 years old, McCoy has a good chance of remaining at the top of his game for his entire five-year contract — rare for an NFL running back getting a long-term deal. Not many NFL running backs are able to cash in on lucrative long-term contracts anymore, but McCoy’s is a contract that could work out well for both sides.

UPDATE: The contract includes a signing bonus of $8.5 million and base salaries of $615,000 in 2012, $3.25 million in 2013, $8 million in 2014, $10.25 million in 2015, $7.15 million in 2016 and $7.85 million in 2017.

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108 Responses to “Eagles sign LeSean McCoy to five-year, $45 million contract”
  1. jaydog76 says: May 17, 2012 6:31 PM

    Now they have done it, Tiki is pissed!

  2. illcomm says: May 17, 2012 6:32 PM

    Well handled n well deserved.

  3. saklr1 says: May 17, 2012 6:32 PM

    Good deal. The guy deserved it.

  4. phillyphever says: May 17, 2012 6:32 PM

    Glad to see the Eagles finally learning how to take care of someone’s contract before it gets messy.

  5. greengob1in says: May 17, 2012 6:33 PM

    Great player, worth even more than this contact but excellent job Eagles of locking this guy down

  6. philliesnuts says: May 17, 2012 6:33 PM

    thank god!

  7. bonato55 says: May 17, 2012 6:33 PM

    I called it! I said on this site before that this wouldn’t be an issue and the Eagles would be signing him before the year started!

  8. ultimatefrisbee88 says: May 17, 2012 6:33 PM

    Top 5 front office.

  9. fxws says: May 17, 2012 6:34 PM

    That’s how it’s done; sign them for 5 years when they’re 23-25 and they’ll still be in their prime at the end the contract. Smart move Eagles.

  10. eaglesw00t says: May 17, 2012 6:35 PM

    I’m ecstatic about this. One of the best and brightest in the game, and still has many years ahead of him. Great draft pick, great signing

  11. skinsrollyou says: May 17, 2012 6:37 PM

    Shoulda saved that money for someone who can tackle RGIII

  12. butkus54 says: May 17, 2012 6:39 PM

    WOW!

  13. seatownballers says: May 17, 2012 6:40 PM

    Congrats kid, you earned it and have set the standard for new running backs goals that enter the league

  14. broadstbully says: May 17, 2012 6:40 PM

    God job, Birds. Congrats to Shady. Definitely well deserved.

  15. conspiracygenerator says: May 17, 2012 6:41 PM

    And boom goes the dynamite. Best news I’ve heard all day, thanks Birds for lifting my spirits.

  16. mossstyle84 says: May 17, 2012 6:41 PM

    273 carries last year and announcers still claimed he wasn’t being used enough. Well done Shady, congratulations!

  17. bullethead527 says: May 17, 2012 6:41 PM

    all these contracts and the Eagles still have room to sign their players to good deals,

    What in the world is going on with my Panthers?

  18. redhoteagle says: May 17, 2012 6:43 PM

    very smart move “front office” ; locking up the one of the top 3 running backs in the NFL; now lets win the SB!

  19. eaglestateofmind415 says: May 17, 2012 6:43 PM

    “Yeah.. Thats great Howie, but is Kurt Coleman and Nate Allen gonna win the superbowl for us?”

  20. truesportsjunkie says: May 17, 2012 6:44 PM

    Happy Mother’s Week! …All kidding aside, great job by the Eagles to reward LeSean.

  21. terrellblowens says: May 17, 2012 6:44 PM

    A hair more than Arian Foster got, I can live with that. Good signing to keep the young talent on the roster for years to come

  22. num1eaglesfanyo says: May 17, 2012 6:47 PM

    really rg3 talks already? dude hasn’t played a snap in the nfl yet. typical redskins fan thinking one person will be their savior. Haha good luck, way to get shadys contract done!

  23. bleedgreen says: May 17, 2012 6:51 PM

    phillyphever says: May 17, 2012 6:32 PM

    Glad to see the Eagles finally learning how to take care of someone’s contract before it gets messy.
    ———-

    You must not have been an Eagles fan very long. Look at what they did with people just 5 years ago when they’d sign their linemen and CB’s to deals for 7+ years with a big up front bonus and low salaries that after 3 years the players wanted to tear up and get a new one. Signing guys BEFORE it got messy caused them more of a mess down the line.

  24. dalucks says: May 17, 2012 6:55 PM

    This move just eliminated the Cowboys from the playoffs and got Mike Shanahan fired from Washington. The Eagles and Giants are the contenders in the NFC East while the Cowboys and Giants will be watching the playoffs while preparing for the draft in January.
    I guess the Eagles learned from Desean Jackson last season. Good job and thanks for keeping your word and paying your players. I hope the Bears take notes and pay Matt Forte.

  25. eaglesw00t says: May 17, 2012 6:58 PM

    Honestly, why do people think we give a crap that you “called it”. It was common sense that the eagles were trying to extend him. Andy Reid commented on it several times. You weren’t going out on a limb “calling it”. Dumb way to get your jollies

  26. prrbrr says: May 17, 2012 6:58 PM

    Way to go SHADY!!! Thank god the Eagles learned something from the DJax prob. Now go resign Maclin and I’d consider it one of the best off seasons the Eagles have ever had!

  27. justanotherdummy says: May 17, 2012 7:02 PM

    Good job everybody involved. The Birds aren’t messing around, trying to be smart, I hope it works out.

  28. jacksaysfu says: May 17, 2012 7:04 PM

    McCoy is the best back in the league , imo , and deserves every penny . Great signing Eagles & congratulations Shady

  29. sparty719 says: May 17, 2012 7:04 PM

    Take notes Chicago…

  30. hulkhogansays says: May 17, 2012 7:10 PM

    But Andy Reid and Michael Cainine = Deadend. It’s like throwing cash into a bottomless pit. Forever Ringless, brither.

  31. yohochecko says: May 17, 2012 7:11 PM

    Anyone else notice that this deal is clearly 6 years?

    1. 2012
    2. 2013
    3. 2014
    4. 2015
    5. 2016
    6. 2017

    Where did “5-year deal” come from? What idiot did that math? So it averages $7.5 mil/year, not $9 mil/year, which makes more sense.

  32. footballfanatic1906 says: May 17, 2012 7:11 PM

    bonato55 says:
    May 17, 2012 6:33 PM
    I called it! I said on this site before that this wouldn’t be an issue and the Eagles would be signing him before the year started!

    Yeah you did I remember! Man u broke that news nugget along with most Eagles fans. O_o

  33. birdsflynorth206 says: May 17, 2012 7:11 PM

    I wonder how Osi Umenyiora feels about this

  34. chap6869 says: May 17, 2012 7:11 PM

    When a Giants fan come on here and talks smack then all we can do is tip our cap to them and move on, but when a clown like skinsrollyou tries to talk smack, it’s just too hilarious. When your team actually becomes relevant for the first time this Millennium let us know. Great job Eagles, worth every penny!

  35. chiadam says: May 17, 2012 7:11 PM

    He’s really guaranteed $8.5 million, not $20 million. He’ll never see the salaries in 2014 or 2015. The deal will be restructured, like all NFL deals are. Where are they getting $20 million in guarantees?

  36. jacksaysfu says: May 17, 2012 7:12 PM

    @skinsrollyou: How can redskin fans talk trash ?,your team has finished in last place 4 YEARS in a row . Oh & by the way your talking to the defensive line that’s led the league in sacks last year with Cole,Babin,Jenkins,Patterson,Dixon,Tapp,Landri,Graham and hunt , and now we added Cox,Kendricks,Curry & Boykins to the D . In other words , enjoy finishing beneath every team again for the 5th straight year !

  37. chiadam says: May 17, 2012 7:15 PM

    sparty – the deal the Bears offered Forte appears to be better than this one. Their guarantees came to $14 million. This deal guarantees $8.5 million with some Monopoly money thrown on the end of the deal to make it sound better than it really is. Do you really think they intend on paying him $7 million (a straight cap hit, unlike a bonus) in 2016 and 2017?

  38. gothwolf says: May 17, 2012 7:15 PM

    He should have held out for Fitz money.

  39. silverhornet says: May 17, 2012 7:16 PM

    MJD’s agent just got a stiffy.

  40. jacksaysfu says: May 17, 2012 7:18 PM

    People can hate on Philly , but at least give em credit for amazing cap management . They sign whoever they want whenever they want & always have ca$h to $pare

  41. thegreatestofalltimes says: May 17, 2012 7:19 PM

    The deal sounds perfect to me. Shady is a beast and is frightening to think that he might improve this year. Good on the front office for not pulling teeth and dragging this out, showing much love to #25.

    “I’m young, I’m handsome, I’m fast, I’m pretty, and can’t POSSIBLY BE BEAT!”
    -Ali

  42. burgundyandgold says: May 17, 2012 7:21 PM

    Eagle fans are silly. They better hope the Eagles win this year because the Redskins are back baby. And, it is not just one player, they’ve rebuilt the team.

  43. andjmoore says: May 17, 2012 7:23 PM

    Where’s your smart mouth now, Osi Umenyiora?

    Jeez you’d think if you played as big as you talked then you’d be the one getting the big multi-million-dollar contract… you know, the one you’ve been whining about for the past three years.

  44. allseeingone says: May 17, 2012 7:25 PM

    “That’s one Mother of a contract!”

    Osi Umenyiora

  45. jakek2 says: May 17, 2012 7:27 PM

    Giants’ fan here. Great signing by Philly. I effin’ hate this jive turkey punk arse bitach but I recognize that he’s probably the best back in the game and without him the Eagles are a 5 win team. Should be fun to see him running from JPP for the next 5 years (hopefully they both stay healthy).

  46. n0hopeleft says: May 17, 2012 7:28 PM

    dalucks says: May 17, 2012 6:55 PM

    This move just eliminated the Cowboys from the playoffs and got Mike Shanahan fired from Washington. The Eagles and Giants are the contenders in the NFC East while the Cowboys and Giants will be watching the playoffs while preparing for the draft in January.
    I guess the Eagles learned from Desean Jackson last season. Good job and thanks for keeping your word and paying your players. I hope the Bears take notes and pay Matt Forte.

    ___________________________________

    Yes, exactly. Just like last year, right?

    You guys have it all figured out.

  47. rando74 says: May 17, 2012 7:30 PM

    Well I definitely wont be picking him in my fantasy league this year. (see Chris Johnson)

  48. cliffordc05 says: May 17, 2012 7:30 PM

    A nice move by the Eagles. Quite a contrast between Philadelphia and New England/New Orleans with the way they handle their vets. The DeSean Jackson mess last year was understandable because he is such a complete twit.

  49. KIR says: May 17, 2012 7:34 PM

    Where’s all the people who think Forte should have signed that 6 year 32mill 13 mill guaranteed offer ?

  50. eaglesw00t says: May 17, 2012 7:35 PM

    Yeah, I wonder what this does for forte and rice. Do they want similar? Or do they want better? I honestly don’t think either are better backs. If anything, I think Chicago should duplicate this offer and leave it at that if forte says no

  51. fullhouseofcards says: May 17, 2012 7:36 PM

    Pisses me off that Cardinals chose Beanie Wells over LeSean McCoy.

  52. gcsuk says: May 17, 2012 7:36 PM

    Wonder if he’s gonna tweet the details to Osi?

  53. woodyg says: May 17, 2012 7:37 PM

    If he continues to get 325 touches a year (plus all the hits he takes trying to protect his QB), he won’t last anymore than 2 or 3 years of this contract. It’s not just the age anymore. It’s also the number of hits absorbed.

  54. realdealsteel says: May 17, 2012 7:39 PM

    He’ll just see half of that money by 2015 and by then he’ll be pretty banged on and you know what the Eagles do then.

  55. laeaglefan says: May 17, 2012 7:41 PM

    Now you’re going to hear DeSean Jackson crying because McCoy got more guaranteed money. So much for a drama free Eagles training camp.

  56. kvanhorn87 says: May 17, 2012 7:43 PM

    Where are all the haters who said the eagles have no cap room and won’t be able to reup shady? Crickets…

  57. jacksaysfu says: May 17, 2012 7:47 PM

    @burgundyandgold : Redskins fans are Clowns . Go 1 year without finishing in last place and then & only then can your dress wearing fans even consider trash talking ANY team . Till then just be grateful that you guy’s haven’t been kicked out of the league for constant sucking . All kidding aside I love the Redskins , you guy’s are 2 guaranteed victories every year ! P.S. no one’s scared of your rookie QB

  58. eaglesw00t says: May 17, 2012 7:52 PM

    Yohochecko, Shady was already under contract for 2012. This 5 year deal takes place after his current contract expires.

  59. thegreatestofalltimes says: May 17, 2012 7:52 PM

    Tiki is flabbergasted.
    Ed Reed feels further disrespected.
    McNabb feels that McCoy isn’t the right type of back for the Eagles.

    Ray Rice and Matt Forte are still pissed.

  60. laeaglefan says: May 17, 2012 7:56 PM

    “Shoulda saved that money for someone who can tackle RGIII”

    Doesn’t matter……..The Redskins are so bad that RG3 won’t make much difference. He’ll be running for his life the whole time.

  61. ninerdynasty says: May 17, 2012 7:58 PM

    best signing they’ve done in the last 5 years.. just my opinion.. the guy is a beast… closest thing ive seen to sanders.. only time will tell if he can come close to him.

  62. dirtysouthironmen says: May 17, 2012 8:00 PM

    Shad Khan, Gene Smith….do you see how this works? Give Mojo what he deserves now!

  63. fmwarner says: May 17, 2012 8:02 PM

    The signing bonus and the salaries for the first three years add up to about $20 million, so I’m guessing the first three years’ salary is guaranteed. With the inflated salary numbers after that, this probably amounts to a 3 year/$20 million deal, and I’m more than good with that. Great deal for everyone!

  64. dznutz28 says: May 17, 2012 8:03 PM

    With the market for running backs being what it is, they will either redo the last 3 years or cut him for a low cap hit. He’s a great back but today’s NFL just isn’t paying what is used to. Eagles have done really well with the cap for him regarding this season and next plus both sides have the peace have not having to negotiate for two years.

  65. queensnyvegas says: May 17, 2012 8:09 PM

    osi would say somthing on his twitter account but he can’t see his twitter account wit that bling he got wednesday night ring ring!feel me!!!!!

  66. bigtimeeaglesfan says: May 17, 2012 8:13 PM

    The 2012 contract is actually the last year of his rookie contract so it is a 5 year deal.

  67. philly2boston says: May 17, 2012 8:20 PM

    Well I definitely wont be picking him in my fantasy league this year. (see Chris Johnson)

    This would be funny if there was a holdout all the way to the start of the season.

  68. mred163 says: May 17, 2012 8:30 PM

    Da Iggles have signed their most importany compoents!! Now, of they can only replace Reid!!!

  69. jsrdc says: May 17, 2012 8:35 PM

    @yohochecko,

    This was a 5 year EXTENSION, as stated in the first paragraph of the story. McCoy is still finishing out 2012 with his previous contract, so the extension is, indeed, 5 years.

    I am not an Eagles fan, but this kid deserves every penny. He is a class act on every level, and the Eagles absolutely did the right thing giving him an extension.

    If he can stay healthy, he has every chance of getting to the combined 2000 yards. He was a beast last year. Dallas held him to 35 yards in their last meeting, and I expect more of the same this season with the improvements at LB through FA with Connor, a fully healthy Bruce Carter, and the drafting of Wilber.

  70. jacksaysfu says: May 17, 2012 8:40 PM

    Barry Sanders 2.0 …. Well at least the closest I have seen since , congrats Shady

  71. billobrienschindimple says: May 17, 2012 8:46 PM

    @ yohochecko

    Reading comprehension 101- and I quote
    “…the Philadelphia Eagles and LeSean McCoy have struck a deal on a big-time contract extension.”

    2012 is the final year of his current contract.

  72. valcomm5 says: May 17, 2012 9:03 PM

    he will get hurt and be lost for the season by game 4, or he will not go over 1000 yards for the rest of his career. u name it!

  73. rhymenosaurus says: May 17, 2012 9:06 PM

    Wait, top 5 front office? Why should they rank ahead of the teams that have won Super Bowls the past 5 years/decade/40-plus years?

  74. 7to10for6allday says: May 17, 2012 9:10 PM

    As a life long eagle fan, I’m excited…..just ready for the season! Well done, well deserved! McCoy easily a top 3 RB in the league.

  75. elrock7 says: May 17, 2012 9:23 PM

    Love McCoy but no Superbowl while Vick (smart as a stick) is the QB!

  76. ackid47 says: May 17, 2012 9:34 PM

    The Eagles are finally taking care of their own..They are very serious contenders and wrapping up players(good players)for years to come.We as fans just might see a trophy in the case really soon.This is the first i have seen from the Eagles front office really digging in deep.Something special and long over due is about to happen for the Eagles.Great move.

  77. dlightner13 says: May 17, 2012 9:38 PM

    best move of the offseason for philly

    and @ yohochecko its a 5 yr extension

  78. bluefan204 says: May 17, 2012 9:40 PM

    He deserved it

    Now here comes the decline…

  79. ackid47 says: May 17, 2012 9:44 PM

    @jakek2 says:
    May 17, 2012 7:27 PM
    Giants’ fan here. Great signing by Philly. I effin’ hate this jive turkey punk arse bitach but I recognize that he’s probably the best back in the game and without him the Eagles are a 5 win team. Should be fun to see him running from JPP for the next 5 years (hopefully they both stay healthy).

    Finally a trash talking giants fan that actually is a true fan of football.I hate the giants with all my heart,But they are the Champs and you have to respect that.This year things are gonna be differnt in the Beast.
    1) Eagles 12-4
    2)Dallas 10-6
    3)Giants 9-7
    4)Washington 4-12

  80. phillybirds says: May 17, 2012 9:44 PM

    Congrats to LeSean McCoy!!!! All the top players are givin shout outs on twitter. He’s earned his cash. I’m very excited about this season!!!!!

    Philly is having a great offseason. Hopefully they can play 4 quarters each game now.

  81. phillyrick22 says: May 17, 2012 9:45 PM

    SHADY!!!!!! GREAT SIGNING BIRDS!!! LET GO GET IT!!! ONLT 2 RUNNING BACKS IN THIS LEAGUE GOT KILLER MOVES ON THE FIELD. SHADY AND FORTE! I HOPE THE BEARS GIVE FORTE WHAT HE DESERVES!!! #25CUT_ON_A_DIME SON!!!!!

  82. uscgiant says: May 17, 2012 9:48 PM

    “Get that money, man” – Antonio Freeman

  83. briang123 says: May 17, 2012 9:59 PM

    Osi wishes he was getting paid like Shady. Shady ain’t there yet, but he’s closing in on Westbrook-level in Philly, which is pretty high to us Eagles fans.

  84. joeyd524 says: May 17, 2012 10:18 PM

    You people are wacked who gives a crap about a player getting a contract extension..idiots

  85. gmenfan10 says: May 17, 2012 10:29 PM

    AND LADY GAGA WISHES HE HAD 2 RINGS…HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    IN TIME OSI WILL GET PAID

  86. east96st says: May 17, 2012 10:33 PM

    To all the Philly fans mocking Osi’s contract, you do realize he is the final year of a seven year, $41 million dollar deal, don’t you? Yes, McCoy’s contract pays more – in theory -but he has to finish the next six years to see it all. Osi has already received $37 million. McCoy will have to finish the 2016 season on Philly’s roster to see the same money Osi already has. I’m not wishing the guy harm, but that’s a lot of hits for a RB to absorb between now and then. Eagles have a tendency to get all they can out of guy and then let him go. No guarantee McCoy will ever see the money Osi has already made. Aside from that, good signing. The guy is the heart of your team.

  87. sjoyner59 says: May 17, 2012 11:06 PM

    great move….the eagles are doing the right thing this year in signing the draft…

  88. duncanthecat says: May 17, 2012 11:14 PM

    Wow reading all these post one would think the Dream Team will be back in vogue.

    Good signing and let’s hope he stays healthy because without him Philly isn’t going anywhere and it will be the same old song.

  89. lilmiddle78 says: May 17, 2012 11:27 PM

    That’s great news for McCoy & for the Eagles!!!

    This is EXACTLY the same type of deal that Matt Forte is looking for and deserves, especially after playing 3 years soooo underpaid!! I’ll bet that if the Bears put a deal together slotting Forte just behind or just ahead of what Shady just got and Matt would be on the next flight, sign that thing with the biggest permanent marker he could find & say “Let’s Get To Work”!!!

    Bears win 2 rings in the next 4 years!!

  90. thcnote says: May 17, 2012 11:38 PM

    Dude is a stud. Hey Drew maybe if you shut the hell up you will get payed too.

  91. randallflagg52 says: May 17, 2012 11:41 PM

    Good move by Philly. Hopefully this helps get Ray Rice locked up as both him and McCoy are similar players in terms of production, skill and style of play. Both are excellent runners as well as excellent recievers. Out of every offensive player in the NFL today I bet they are the two that most keep defensive coordinators up at night. They have that Brian Westbrook ability to line up at both WR and RB that defenses fear.

  92. taintedlombardis says: May 18, 2012 12:25 AM

    Eagle fans are.so jealous of the rest of the East. since they have never won anything, they are always the bride’s maid and never the bride. The East has the most lombardi’s, yet 0 from philly. Suck it losers… Redskins > Philly. Dream team!

  93. taintedlombardis says: May 18, 2012 12:32 AM

    The Eagles should be kicked out of the NFC East for.failure to contribute a single Lombardi. Losers….

  94. giantsfaninphilly says: May 18, 2012 1:17 AM

    @dalucks

    What a fool, how does this move give the eagles the division? I respect the hell out of McCoy but you must be delusional….McCoy had over 1,600 yards from scrimmage and you guys were lucky to finish 8-8!! Your defense is overrated and Mike Vick is your quarterback. 8-8 again this year…Love McCoy but the Birds STINK!!!! lol

  95. ackid47 says: May 18, 2012 1:34 AM

    I know my last post made it seem like jealousy ,but it is not.I love the Eagles and hate the giants as it should be,and i cant stand the fact that they won the superbowl with a 9-7 record,they were not even close to best team status.thats why they should atleast make the superbowl best of 3..if not the whole playoffs.I am a NFL fan first and foremost.And way to many of my 45 years as a fan we see a team get lucky in the play-offs and win a superbowl when in the real world they shouldnt of made the play-offs.Allot of crap helped NYG win this year.10-6 falcons had to play at 9-7 NYG,philbins son died days before the game,affected the whole team,9ers muffed 2 punts,and patriots cant beat the giants.and poof just like that,NYG wins a superbowl.the only thing it was good for was the NYGs and fans no-one else.

  96. ackid47 says: May 18, 2012 1:43 AM

    i live in jersey and even the giants fans here say they got really lucky this year.9-7?losing conference record and 3-3 in division.skins beat them twice.LOL…Nfl is the only sport that has a 1 game championship,and where a team with a 12-4 record doesnt make the playoffs but an 8-8 team does.Because of their division….Now that to me people is a joke..I love football,but they need to stop making it into a flag football game and have more concern over the play-off picture,so things like this dont happen again.even college football the 2 best teams play for the big prize.

  97. andyb02 says: May 18, 2012 1:53 AM

    And the Eagles still have the most cap space in the league. They are going to have a lot of money to spend next year when they roll over their cap space.

  98. countryskinsfan says: May 18, 2012 2:40 AM

    Time is running out for the Eagles, so enjoy your greatness with zero rings to show for it, just sad….

  99. manuich1 says: May 18, 2012 6:46 AM

    As a Giant fan LeSean McCoy now has 45 million reasons why he doesn’t need an apology from Osi. Shame shame Osi, should’ve kept your mouth shut. I really hope LeSean comes back with crafty tweet.

  100. bmcgrath2 says: May 18, 2012 7:12 AM

    “He got a new contract, so where is mine? I want an explanation”
    -Drew Brees

  101. phillyrick22 says: May 18, 2012 7:50 AM

    @ ackid47: you forgot to mention the Welker drop! i’m glad someone else shares the truth! Luckiest SB run ever! It’s not about hate, it’s the truth! Plus they were the worse team statistically in history to win! I hope the birds are motivated next year and just take each game at a time and execute during the critical moments of the game. Go Birds!

  102. inthearex says: May 18, 2012 8:24 AM

    Eagles fans are dumb. If I’m correct this same guy was on the team and they didn’t make the playoffs last year. Their too dumb to understand that as long as Vick is there, they have 0 chance at a super bowl. ZERO!!!!!!

  103. cereal blogger says: May 18, 2012 8:42 AM

    Ravens take note

  104. derekjetersmansion says: May 18, 2012 9:05 AM

    Anyone think this deal is too backloaded? He’ll be near 30 (not 25) and pretty used up once the big money hits.

  105. defiantgiant66 says: May 18, 2012 2:49 PM

    See you at the Linc, WK 4 !

  106. n0hopeleft says: May 18, 2012 5:12 PM

    ackid47 says: May 18, 2012 1:43 AM

    i live in jersey and even the giants fans here say they got really lucky this year.9-7?losing conference record and 3-3 in division.skins beat them twice.LOL…Nfl is the only sport that has a 1 game championship,and where a team with a 12-4 record doesnt make the playoffs but an 8-8 team does.Because of their division….Now that to me people is a joke..I love football,but they need to stop making it into a flag football game and have more concern over the play-off picture,so things like this dont happen again.even college football the 2 best teams play for the big prize.
    ___________________________________

    So now the system, that’s been in place for as long as we’ve been alive, is flawed because your division rival went on a run, and got it done when it mattered?

    Could you be anymore jealous?

    Put on the Giants Superbowl Championship DVD and watch the highlights – then tell me everything was luck.

    You sound pathetic and soft. Show up and play well when it matters most.

  107. yohochecko says: May 18, 2012 6:55 PM

    For anyone who replied to my comment:

    I’m well aware of what an extension means. However, the headline of this article says “5-year contract,” which is technically incorrect. Furthermore, the 5-year extension is not worth $45 million. The new, 6-year deal is worth $45 million. Shady is being payed an $8.5 million signing bonus in 2012, and the contract includes 2012, and that signing bonus will be spread over 6 years, not over 5.

    So it is a 6-year deal. Using the length of the extension with the total dollar amount of the total deal is a trick agents use to make the average annual salary sound bigger. All I’m saying is that McCoy will make $45 million over 6 years, so his average annual salary is $7.5. It is NOT $9 million per year, as using the 5-years with the $45 million figure would imply.

  108. eaglesw00t says: May 21, 2012 8:37 AM

    derekjetersmansion says:
    May 18, 2012 9:05 AM
    Anyone think this deal is too backloaded? He’ll be near 30 (not 25) and pretty used up once the big money hits.

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    He is 23 now. This deal expires when he is 29.

    He gets a large portion in the first 3 years of the deal.

    How is it too backloaded? And how will he be pretty used up by 26 or 27?

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