Shady's cap hit, future with Eagles
June, 3, 2014
By Tom Carpenter | ESPN Insider
Last offseason, LeSean McCoy inked a five-year, $45 million deal with the Philadelphia Eagles. Then, he went out and led the NFL in rushing. In other words, the Eagles got the requisite bang for the bucks.
However, as is the case with most contracts, a time likely will come when his impact on the field will be outweighed by the impact his contract has against the Eagles' salary cap. That time could come sooner than you might expect.
"McCoy is secure this season, of course, not only because of his value to the Eagles but because it would cost them more against the cap to cut him ($13.75 million) than it is to keep him ($9.7 million), according to the salary database Spotrac," wrote Mike Sielski of Philly.com.