Offensive MVP – LeSean McCoy
Well, we all knew that we were going to end up here, didn’t we?
LeSean McCoy was the driving force of the Buffalo Bills’ offense in 2017. Not only did McCoy manage to remain healthy for the majority of the season (played in 16 games and started all 16), but he was also productive all season long.
McCoy finished the season with 1,138 yards rushing and six rushing touchdowns. He also added 59 catches for 448 yards and a pair of touchdowns. McCoy’s 59 catches led the team in 2017 and it wasn’t even close. TE Charles Clay caught 49 balls this past season and then the next closest player was Deonte Thompson with 27 catches. McCoy’s 448 receiving-yards was also second-best on the team only to Clay.
McCoy’s ability to be a threat in both the running and the passing game made him a nightmare for teams to defend. Despite being banged up heading into the playoff game against Jacksonville, McCoy still played effectively in the Bills’ loss.
Heading into 2018 one would have to imagine that McCoy will once again be one of the focal points of this offensive unit. While there will be questions as to who is throwing/handing him the ball, there shouldn’t be any questions about how often the ball will be going in his direction next season.