The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue to bolster their much-improved offensive unit, reportedly adding veteran running back LeSean McCoy. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, McCoy has agreed to a one-year deal with the Bucs. McCoy played this past season with the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs.
Veteran RB LeSean McCoy reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, per @rosenhaussports. “He’s very excited to play with established vets like Brady and Gronk in trying to win another championship,” Rosenhaus said.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 30, 2020
After it became clear that the Buccaneers featured one of the best wide receiver tandems in the NFL last season, their offensive unit has only become even more dangerous this offseason. Of course, the signing of Tom Brady turned them into instant contenders and with Rob Gronkowski and also LeSean McCoy now in the fold, Tampa Bay looks like a real threat in the NFC South.
Though McCoy is far from what he used to be during his prime with the Philadelphia Eagles, he’s proven he’s still capable of contributing out of the backfield. However, he didn’t make much of an impact for the Chiefs last season and the selection of LSU RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire in the first round sealed his fate with the club.
Now heading into his 12th NFL season, McCoy should have every opportunity to contribute on the Bucs. McCoy will likely battle with Ronald Jones and Dare Ogunbowale for snaps but has a good chance to come out of the competition as the starter.