Former Pitt running back LeSean McCoy was released by the Buffalo Bills on Saturday, but his free agency was brief, as Adam Schefter of ESPN reported on Sunday that he had signed with the Kansas City Chiefs.
The deal is worth $4 million over one year, with $3 million guaranteed. It also reunites McCoy with former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid. With the Bills, McCoy had been signed to a $40 million contract in 2015. He was also named the team captain in 2018, and much was expected of him. However, that season would go down as the worst of his career, as he ran for just 514 yards.
In Kansas City, McCoy joins a legitimate contender that reached the AFC Championship Game last season. He also leaves behind a franchise with just three winning seasons since 2000. The most recent of those winning seasons came in 2017 and was due in large part to McCoy, who ran for 1,138 yards and scored a total of eight touchdowns.
In addition to providing McCoy with the chance to contribute to a winning team, the move will also allow him to pursue 12,000 career rushing yards, which he identified as a goal back in 2017. Currently, McCoy has 10,606 career rushing yards, 3,616 career receiving yards and a total of 84 touchdowns.