Chiefs Star Out For Super Bowl vs 49ers
A Chiefs star will be out for the Super Bowl vs the 49ers.
Running back LeSean McCoy will probably spend the lone Super Bowl appearance of his career on the sidelines.
On Saturday, Kansas City made the final preparations for its looming Super Bowl LIV showdown against San Francisco.
One of those preparations was figuring out who would and would not play in the big game.
According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, McCoy will likely sit Sunday’s outing out.
This comes on the heels of McCoy speaking glowingly of getting the opportunity to make a Super Bowl.
One storyline to watch for Super Bowl LIV: Sounds like #Chiefs RB LeSean McCoy may be inactive tomorrow, sources say. That’s the way it’s heading at this point. Two RBs would be active, but KC would use the spot to add depth on the D-line or another key area.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 1, 2020
“This is a dream come true,” he said this past Monday.
“I always thought of it, but I never thought it could come true. It’s the biggest stage.
“There are so many great players who have played this game that haven’t been to the Super Bowl. Tons of them. I’m just happy to be part of it.”
McCoy has played just one snap in the playoffs thus far and was inactive in the AFC Championship Game against the Tennessee Titans.
Overall since Week 15 McCoy had taken just 14 snaps.
With McCoy out, Damien Williams and Darwin Thompson are likely to be active.
Rather than using another spot on McCoy, the Chiefs want to use it to add some depth on the defensive side of the ball.
McCoy was signed by Kansas City this past September after being released by the Buffalo Bills.
He never quite become a full-time starter, but McCoy still recorded 646 yards and five scores on 129 rushes.
McCoy’s five yards per carry was his best in four years. The last time he put up something comparable was when he played for the Philadelphia Eagles.
The 11-year veteran will be a free agent at the end of this season. He reportedly has no plans of retiring, so it will be interesting to see whether the Chiefs opt to retain him in some capacity heading into 2020-21.