LeSean McCoy Believes He’s Hall Of Fame Material. Edelman? Not So Much

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Ever since Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman announced his retirement, people have been debating his Hall of Fame potential. For anyone who hasn’t been paying attention to the discussion, it’s been brutal.

Longtime NFL running back LeSean McCoy was blunt when Jared Quay of Yahoo Sports asked him whether Edelman is Hall of Fame material.

“Hall of Fame? No, come on, man,” McCoy replied. “You have 16 weeks to showcase who you are, what you can do each year. The playoffs matter, but a lot of guys don’t get a chance to play in the playoffs.

“I won’t discredit him because I think he’s a great player, plays with a lot of heart, a lot of attitude, a lot of passion. I don’t want to rain on his parade because he’s retiring and he’s a hell of a player, but I don’t know about Hall of Fame.”

McCoy better hope playoff stats aren’t heavily weighed. The man is a back-to-back Super Bowl champion, but he has only 326 total career yards and one score in the postseason. Of course playoff performances don’t sit high on his life of Hall of Fame qualifications.

Speaking of which, McCoy certainly thinks he deserves it.

“I think I’ve got a good shot at it,” McCoy said, via PFT. “I put my numbers up with any other running backs. In my decade I was the lead dog. I’ve got good numbers, touchdowns, yards, yards per carry, all those things. And you add two Super Bowls with it.”

That last line is a doozy. I guess that’s exactly what the man was going for to close out his career. Unlike a lot of people, he picked the right squad to carry him to a ring — twice. Good for him, but his opinion on Edelman’s Hall of Fame case shouldn’t hold much weight.

Granted, neither should mine. I don’t personally believe the longtime Patriot is a Hall of Fame guy, but no one cares what I think. If I had to guess, people probably put McCoy’s opinion on the matter only a peg above mine.

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Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and TideSports.com.


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    2 Walter Payton 16,726
    3 FRANK GORE 16,000
    4 Barry Sanders 15,269
    5 ADRIAN PETERSON 14,820
    6 Curtis Martin 14,101
    7 LaDainian Tomlinson 13,684
    8 Jerome Bettis 13,662
    9 Eric Dickerson 13,259
    10 Tony Dorsett 12,739
    11 Jim Brown 12,312
    12 Marshall Faulk 12,279
    13 Edgerrin James 12,246
    14 Marcus Allen 12,243
    15 Franco Harris 12,120
    16 Thurman Thomas 12,074
    17 Fred Taylor 11,695
    18 Steven Jackson 11,438
    19 John Riggins 11,352
    20 Corey Dillon 11,241
    21 O.J. Simpson 11,236
    22 LeSEAN McCOY 11,102
    23 Warrick Dunn 10,967
    24 Ricky Watters 10,643
    25 Jamal Lewis 10,607

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