Eagles' LeSean McCoy: I'm the best running back in NFL

Monday May 19th, 2014

LeSean McCoy LeSean McCoy has rushed for 5,473 yards and scored 39 touchdowns in his five seasons. (Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy says the argument about the league's best back should start and end with him.

McCoy made an appearance on ESPN's "First Take" Monday and said he believes he is a better back than Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson.

"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.

McCoy led the NFL in rushing with 1,607 yards and 17 touchdowns while also catching 52 passes for 539 yards and nine receiving touchdowns last season. He was named first team All-Pro by the Associated Press.

"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.," McCoy said. "Tons of credit goes out to Adrian Peterson. I'm a big fan of his, for sure. But I feel I'm the best."
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