LeSean McCoy has been the Buffalo Bills’ best offensive player since being traded to the team in 2015. That was until the 2018 season, when Shady had the worst year of his career with 514 yards and three touchdowns.
His 3.2 yards per carry was the first time he was under four in his career.
That led to NFL.com compiling a list of players who could be cut or traded after training camp, and McCoy made that list.
Here’s what NFL.com wrote:
“The Bills could save over $6 million by dumping their sixth leading rusher of all time, but this wouldn’t be a move primarily about money. While Shady still looked explosive at times in 2018, his 3.2 yards-per-carry average raised questions about whether he’s a fit for coordinator Brian Daboll’s offense. Bills general manager Brandon Beane has told anyone who will listen that he believes McCoy can still play, and I believe him. But if Frank Gore, T.J. Yeldon and rookie Devin Singletary all look strong in camp, Beane should be willing to deal McCoy for a mid-to-late-round draft pick. This scenario might only come together if there is a serious injury to a starter elsewhere in the league.”
The 31-year-old is in the last year of his contract and not getting any younger. 36-year-old veteran Frank Gore compiled 726 yards rushing on over four-and-a-half a carry last season, and if the other backs on the team can show to be very serviceable, McCoy might find himself on the outside looking in.
McCoy is set to count $9.05 million against the cap this season.