TAMPA, Fla. -- New Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back LeSean McCoy wants to show that he has something left in the tank. The 32-year-old NFL veteran officially signed with the Bucs on Tuesday morning and he was busy catching passes from Tom Brady shortly thereafter.
McCoy said a couple other teams showed interest in signing him, but he felt like Tampa Bay was the best fit at this stage of his career.
"I need something to push me. I want to be with a group of guys that want to win," McCoy said via video chat. "You get that itch to compete. You bring Tom Brady here with the group of guys they already had, as far as young guys. And I want to be part of it. I really do. It’s a good mixture of leadership, with age, and also the youth and talent."
Despite the fact that Tom Brady turned 43 on Monday, McCoy said he looked as good as ever.
"As he’s throwing the ball, I hear a couple guys whispering 'Dang, how many years you think he’ll play?' And that’s how good he looked, seriously," McCoy said. "Me and Gronk talked about it. His will to win, his will to keep going out there and still keep doing. Once you see a guy like that, kinda display that attitude, you wanna be part of it."
A six-time Pro Bowl selection, McCoy has 11,071 career rushing yards and 73 touchdowns. He's also hauled in 16 career receiving touchdowns. McCoy's played for the Eagles (2009-2014) and the Bills (2015-2018) before spending last season with the Chiefs. He'll sport the #25 jersey for the Bucs.