Shady Aftermath: McCoy Dispels Retirement Rumors

  • LeSean McCoy has claimed that he has some gas left in the tank, and will not retire if the Chiefs win the Super Bowl.
  • This is the first Super Bowl appearance in McCoy’s decorated career.
  • McCoy, nicknamed Shady, played under current coach Andy Reid when both of them were with the Philadelphia Eagles.

MIAMI – LeSean McCoy, the aging former star running back currently playing for the AFC Champion Kansas City Chiefs, has ruled out retirement.

McCoy, who hasn’t played a snap for the Chiefs in the playoffs, is an interesting consideration for prop bettors going into the Super Bowl.

This will be McCoy’s first Super Bowl appearance, and, towards the end of his career, there might be an eye towards getting the veteran running back a touchdown in the Super Bowl, where he would be placed in elite company.

McCoy might even get some preferential treatment in that regard due to his longstanding relationship with Chiefs head coach Andy Reid.

McCoy played for Reid when Reid was the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, and had many of his best seasons playing for Big Red in Philly.

There are several bets available for sports bettors who would like to bet on McCoy’s Super Bowl scoring output.

The odds for McCoy to score a touchdown at any time are +600, a surprisingly high number considering the veteran hasn’t played yet in the playoffs for the Chiefs.

This gives McCoy slightly better odds than San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who is +750. Of course, this only refers to receiving or rushing touchdowns, and Garoppolo is not someone who often rushes the ball or catches passes, obviously.

If those odds aren’t rewarding enough, McCoy is +3300 to score the first touchdown of the game, in the general vicinity of Kyle Juszczyk and Darwin Thompson, who are not players known for their touchdown scoring prowess.

If one wanted to narrow it down a bit, there are also odds available on McCoy to score the first touchdown for the Chiefs, as opposed to the first touchdown of the game overall. McCoy is +2000 to be the first Chief to see the end zone.

No matter what happens for McCoy, it’s always rewarding to see a veteran make one last run, and viewers will have a chance to see McCoy’s, if it happens.

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