The Morning Charge: LeSean McCoy’s status for 2019

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Buffalo Bills fans haven’t seen much from LeSean McCoy in 2018. That doesn’t necessarily mean he can’t turn things around next year.

If someone had told me that LeSean McCoy wouldn’t lead the Buffalo Bills in rushing in 2018, I would have assumed a few scenarios.

Maybe it would be an injury that kept him out all year, or a truly remarkable season from Chris Ivory. Not quite.

McCoy is simply having a bad year while Josh Allen has picked up some of the slack in the running game.

That begs the question of whether the team wants to move on from McCoy and continue the rebuild at the running back position.

Comments from Sean McDermott made on Wednesday seem to indicate otherwise, but we know it would be rare for a coach to offer up anything other than support for a player during the season. Especially one with McCoy’s status as an all-time great.

I don’t think the Bills will actively try to trade McCoy this offseason. If any trade were to happen, it would likely come next season if the team has found a new number one back. Until then, he can be kept around as a respected veteran who can help Josh Allen and the entire offense in 2019.

He may even have a great season and make 2018 look like a giant fluke. It’s not like he had a ton of help in front of him this year.

We look at McCoy and more in today’s edition of The Morning Charge.

Buffalo Bills News:

Sean McDermott sees LeSean McCoy as a key piece in 2019 (BuffaLowDown, Steven Kubitza)

McDermott stood up and supported his running back in front of the media on Wednesday. We will see if the front office does the same this offseason.

Bills add top receiver in latest NFL Spin Zone mock draft (BuffaLowDown, Steven Kubitza)

The latest mock draft from NFL Spin Zone sees the Bills looking to upgrade the wide receiver position. It is hard to argue with such a decision if it comes to be a reality.

Sean McDermott appreciates LeSean McCoy’s accountability (PFT, Josh Alper)

McDermott also talked briefly about McCoy not starting this past Sunday. The situation appears to be a non-issue at this point.

Avid Bills fan battling cancer gets trip to Disney World (

Our pal Pancho Billa received quite the cool gift recently.

He is off to Disney World thanks to fellow Bills fans. We wish him the best and hope he has a great time.