LeSean McCoy says he never thought of holding out

Reuters

Eagles running back LeSean McCoy didn’t have to wait long to get the five-year, $45 million contract he wanted, and McCoy says that even if a deal hadn’t been completed by the start of training camp, he wouldn’t have considered a holdout.

Instead, McCoy said on NFL Network, he always felt confident that he and his agent Drew Rosenhaus would be able to work things out with Eagles G.M. Howie Roseman, owner Jeffrey Lurie and coach Andy Reid.

“I just waited it out,” McCoy said. “I was never thinking about holding out, or never thinking, ‘Oh, this deal isn’t going to get done.’ I was confident. I had a lot of trust in Howie, Mr. Lurie and coach Reid. There were plenty of times when I went up to his office and was like, ‘Hey, what’s going on with the deal?’ and for the most part we just talked everything out.”

And now they’ve reached an agrement that should keep both sides happy through 2017.

17 responses to “LeSean McCoy says he never thought of holding out

  1. Most likely it will not keep both sides happy through 2017. Towards the end of the deal, one side will be unhappy, as it is with most long contracts.

  2. Glad they signed him to a long-term deal!
    The fact he didn’t think about holding out shows how much smarter he is than DivaSean Jackson.

  3. Hey Osi, shut up and play and maybe someone will do this for you. Probably won’t be the Giants, but someone will overpay for your services next year if you make some plays this season. This realization would serve as motivation if you weren’t so dumb.

  4. Where are all of you experts who said forte should have signed that garbage 5 year 32 mill, 13 mill guaranteed offer from the Bears? Forte, Rice and MJD shouldn’t set on a football field without a new contact.

  5. @kevsright says:

    Glad they signed him to a long-term deal! The fact he didn’t think about holding out shows how much smarter he is than DivaSean Jackson.
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    Has it ever occurred to you that the Jackson debacle was the reason the Eagles signed him early?

  6. Mccoy deserves this contract . He is to me the most elusive runningback in the league. Forte,Johnson,and Peterson can run and break tackles but can they make the cuts and moves you see Mccoy making. They said he was too small and what he do gain 15 to 20 pounds while still keeping his agility and speed . Well deserved!!!

  7. eaglebranded says:

    “Forte,Johnson,and Peterson can run and break tackles but can they make the cuts and moves you see Mccoy making.”

    Peterson used to before the knee injury, and Arian Foster makes moves like that all the time. McCoy is a GREAT back and the new contract is much deserved. Class act, too — it’s nice to see new contracts for great players like Foster and McCoy who are also good people.

  8. Seriously… Is any back better than peterson… No back carries a team singlehanded like AP. hes the modern walter peyton… A combo of dickerson/sanders… A champion of the people…

  9. skolvikesskol says:
    May 19, 2012 10:27 AM
    Seriously… Is any back better than peterson… No back carries a team singlehanded like AP. hes the modern walter peyton… A combo of dickerson/sanders… A champion of the people…
    =================================
    carried them to a 2 win season.

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