Reigning NFL rushing champion and Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy made his rounds on the ESPN campus Monday promoting the Madden 15 cover vote. While there were questions about the vote, obviously, McCoy was also grilled about the upcoming season for the Eagles, and about one of his former teammates, DeSean Jackson.
While no one, not even McCoy, would argue that the Eagles offense took a hit by losing their best wide receiver, he made it very clear that he and the rest of the team has moved on.
“It’s always the first question I get asked and the organization made a decision to move on,” McCoy said. “The move was made and he’s moved on with the Redskins and we’ve moved on. It’s in the past and we move forward as a group with the Eagles.”
Amid allegations of gang ties and the fact that he didn’t seem to get along with second-year head coach Chip Kelly, Jackson was released from the Eagles this offseason and signed with the NFC East rival Washington Redskins just a few days later.
In the second round of the NFL Draft last weekend, the Eagles went out in the second round and grabbed Vanderbilt’s Jordan Matthews as a potential replacement.
But still, for as valuable as Jackson was, we saw during their successful campaign last season that Kelly’s offense performs at its highest level when McCoy has the ball in his hands. It starts and ends with him, and if he says that they have moved on, then Jackson being an Eagle is nothing more than a distant memory.