No running back in the NFL had more than the 867 snaps that LeSean McCoy logged for the Philadelphia Eagles last season. McCoy was also one of four backs with over 1,300 yards rushing and over 1,600 combined rushing and receiving yards.
With a five-year, $45 million contract extension in his back pocket, McCoy is once again expected to shoulder a heavy load in the Eagles' offense. But he wouldn't mind sharing some snaps with Dion Lewis, a 2011 fifth-round draft pick who has the inside track to replace Ronnie Brown as the No. 2 back.
"Yeah, I think it works better because sometimes I might be getting tired, instead of being selfish taking that rep, I think Dion deserves to play," McCoy said, via Dave Zangaro of CSNPhilly.com. "He's a good player. You go out in the league and see a lot of teams who rotate and last year we didn't rotate â¦ not enough really, so I think it will be a good year."
Lewis barely played as a rookie -- just 42 snaps -- but according to Zangaro, McCoy is expecting his fellow Pitt alum to "play a big role" in the offense. To do that, Lewis will need to extend his "camp sensation" title into the preseason to stay ahead of rookies Bryce Brown and Chris Polk on the depth chart.