LeSean McCoy was a surprise addition to the Buccaneers, but a welcomed one. The run game for the Bucs has struggled in years passed, and the addition of a player of Shady’s talents is only a plus.
McCoy may not be the lock that Brady and Gronk are, but he still has the body of work to warrant serious consideration, even if achieving first-ballot status may be difficult.
For a player to make it into the Hall of Fame, several aspects are evaluated. Super Bowl wins, All-Pro selections, and stats are significant indicators of a player’s talent and “worthiness” in a better format than the Pro Bowl or the eye test. McCoy has everything.
From a purely statistical standpoint, McCoy has made a convincing case as a running back to be in the conversation. Shady was next to unstoppable with the Eagles as a runner and a receiver, and his consistency after leaving Philidelphia also helps.
McCoy was respected by his peers and was consistently considered one of the top players at his position for nearly a decade, as evidenced by his selection into the 2010s All-Decade team.
The final piece of the puzzle for McCoy came together last season when he won a Super Bowl with the Chiefs. A Super Bowl win alone wouldn’t be enough, but pairing that with stats and longevity makes Shady a likely candidate for the HOF.