McCoy played 12 years in the NFL – mostly with the Eagles. He also played for the Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was on the Super Bowl-winning teams for both the Chiefs and the Eagles the last two seasons, finally picking up the elusive rings he was missing his entire career.
McCoy was mostly dominant as a member of the Eagles. The 2013 season was among his best years. He led the league with 1,607 rushing yards and averaged about 100 yards per game. In 2011, he led the NFL with 17 rushing touchdowns. In both years, he was named an All-Pro.
Andy Reid, who coached McCoy in Philadelphia and Kansas City, praised McCoy’s career on Friday.
“I love the kid. He’s got a big personality and always smiling and was a great player. Not too many people could make somebody miss like he could,” Reid said. “He had this phenomenal career, arguably a Hall of Fame career. It’s good that they’re doing that for him there.