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.