There was a time when Cleveland Browns running back Willis McGahee was one of the better players in the NFL.
That time has now passed of course, but the veteran says he wants to continue his career for at least four more seasons which would give him fifteen years in the league – a solid number for any running back, let alone one who saw as much work (and injury) as McGahee.
“I want to play four more years,” said McGahee, who’s averaging 2.7 yards per carry. “That would give me 15 years. This would come from a guy who was never supposed to play again. My back has always been against the wall.”
Of course, it takes two to tango and McGahee has looked absolutely dreadful as a member of the Browns this season, posting 2.7 yards per carry. Granted, the Browns have had their struggles passing which has allowed teams to stack the box against the former Hurricane, but in a ‘what have you done for me lately’ league, teams will likely be hesitant to look towards McGahee when they could spend that roster space on a younger talent.