Thursday, May 17, 2012
Given that McCoy could possibly be the best running back in the NFL, locking him up was a priority. Though he still had another year on his rookie contract, the Eagles rewarded him for a strong 2011 season and have guaranteed that he won't hit the open market for several more years.
Despite the lofty figures in the contract, it's hard to complain about this deal. The Eagles have plenty of cap space and they are giving a lot of money to an elite player that is still getting better. Barring an injury, McCoy should more than earn his paycheck.