LA Chargers free agents to consider: LeSean McCoy
It is a bit surprising that LeSean McCoy is still available for any team to sign. You would think that some team would have already brought him in on a one-year deal.
But then again, every year we see these late-round running backs and practice squad guys emerge and become impact players, so I can also see why teams would shy away from signing a guy with as many miles as McCoy.
It would not be a bad thing for the Chargers to consider, though, as while the team is three-deep at running back, we still don’t know exactly what the workload split is going to look like. Austin Ekeler is absolutely talented enough to be an RB1, but he has benefitted from playing alongside a guy who can run the ball more while Ekeler can focus on the passing game.
Justin Jackson cannot stay healthy and Joshua Kelley is just a rookie, so we cannot totally buy-in on him being an impactful player in year one.
While it would probably take someone getting hurt for the Chargers to consider signing McCoy, I do not think it would be a bad idea to take a flier on him on a one-year, minimal, deal as a depth running back. He is not going to get much more at this point.
He is has shown that he can be a threat in both the rushing and the passing game and has familiarity with both Tyrod Taylor and Anthony Lynn.