The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to terms with running back LeSean McCoy on a five-year extension that will keep him an Eagle through 2017. McCoy's deal is worth $45 million, $20.765 million of which is guaranteed money. The Eagles and McCoy will be holding a press conference at 7:30 p.m.
After the deal was announced, McCoy tweeted about it
Thank u lord for everything because nothing would b possible without u... To the whole eagles management THANK YOU !!!!— Lesean McCoy (@CutonDime25) May 17, 2012
Eagles head coach Andy Reid said about the signing:
"We are excited to continue this offseason of taking care of our own players," said head coach Andy Reid. "LeSean is one of the most electrifying running backs in the National Football League. He can do it all - run, catch, block and score touchdowns from anywhere on the field. He's worked extremely hard to turn himself into a Pro Bowl running back and he is well deserving of this contract extension. I give a lot of credit to Howie Roseman and Drew Rosenhaus for hammering out this deal."
McCoy, a 2011 Pro Bowler, set Eagles franchise records last season with 20 total touchdowns (and 17 rushing touchdowns). In 15 games in 2011, McCoy rushed for 1,309 yards (4th in the NFL) and caught 48 passes for 315 yards.