Eagles running back LeSean McCoy carried the FedEx Ground player of the year award out of Saturday night’s NFL Honors without a box. He wants his next prize to fit on his finger.
“Now I need some rings,” McCoy said, via Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer. “Philadelphia’s waiting, baby.”
The wait feels a lot closer than it did a year ago, based on the first season of coach Chip Kelly’s tenure.
“Everybody’s excited about the players, the team, the things we’ve done this year,” McCoy said. “We’d love to be the up-and-coming team. And I can’t wait. . . . The first year, we learned more about the offense, about the mistakes. We had to get the wrinkles out. I’m excited to get back.”
McCoy was regarded as a potential MVP candidate, given his 1,607 rushing yards. But with 50 voters and one vote per person, McCoy ultimately got as many MVP vote as Blaine Gabbert. And me.
McCoy’s ultimate goal is to get votes for a Super Bowl MVP award. Or at least a few more than Blaine Gabbert. And me.
Players on 30 other teams are surely having the same thoughts as the Broncos and Seahawks prepare to play in New Jersey. And after getting a taste of the championship game today, the Broncos and Seahawks surely will want to return.