The Tampa Bay Buccaneers already had the makings of an explosive offense heading into the 2020 season and they may have added another weapon to their arsenal.
As first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Tampa Bay is signing running back LeSean McCoy to a one-year-deal worth the veteran’s minimum ($1.05 million). McCoy will join a running back room that includes 2018 draft pick Ronald Jones and 2020 draft pick Ke’Shawn Vaughn.
The 32-year-old running back spent the 2019 season with the Kansas City Chiefs after getting cut by the Buffalo Bills during the preseason. McCoy appeared in 13 games (nine starts) getting 101 carries for 465 yards and four rushing touchdowns while also getting 28 catches for 161 yards and a receiving touchdown while earning his first Super Bowl championship.
Throughout his 11-year career with the Eagles, Bills, and Chiefs, McCoy has 11,071 rushing yards and 73 rushing touchdowns along with 3,797 receiving yards and 16 receiving touchdowns.
With Jones and Vaughn in the backfield as well, Tampa Bay could likely go by committee and sprinkle McCoy in certain packages or third-down plays where he can be used as an additional reciever. McCoy isn’t the same player he was from a mere few seasons ago but he can still make an impact in hopes to help another team make a Super Bowl run.