LeSean McCoy has some thoughts about who is the best running back in the NFL. While he was on First Take today, he was asked the question of who is the best and answered with a simple “Yes sir.” Then he gave a more detailed answer:
“My brother always rips me all the time, trying to make me play harder. I say, ‘I’m the best,’ and he’ll say, ‘Did Adrian Peterson retire?’ I look at the last three years and everything. I think AP has been the best back for so long, and he’s been doing it for so long, that’s why he automatically gets the best running back [title],” McCoy said.
“But the last three years? I’ve been All-Pro, first-team, twice. I never leave the field. I block. I catch. I never leave the field. I don’t have anybody do my job; I do it myself. Tons of credit goes out to Adrian Peterson. I’m a big fan of his, for sure. But I feel I’m the best.”
I don’t have a problem with him thinking this one bit. He wasn’t disrespectful and he does have a strong case for the crown of best NFL running back. In my mind, it comes down to what you value in a running back. Do you want the traditional back like AP or do you want a do it all back like Shady or Jamaal Charles?
I wouldn’t argue against any of those three though. What do you guys think?