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Brady, not Mahomes, the best QB I've played with - McCoy

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Tom Brady, left, and LeSean McCoy
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Modified 05 Sep 2020, 18:02 IST
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LeSean McCoy may have spent last season with Patrick Mahomes, but the running back already thinks Tom Brady is the best quarterback he has called a team-mate.

Veteran McCoy was a part of the Kansas City Chiefs for the 2019 season when Mahomes led the franchise to their first Super Bowl victory in half a century as they beat the San Francisco 49ers in Miami.

Mahomes was named MVP of Super Bowl LIV - having been named the NFL's best player in 2018 - and he received a record-breaking $503million, 10-year contract extension this offseason in a reflection of his status as one of the league's leading passers.

That elite echelon has included Brady for much of the past two decades - during which time he won six Super Bowl rings with the New England Patriots - and the 43-year-old is out to prove he can do it elsewhere having signed for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the offseason.

McCoy, who was inactive for Super Bowl LIV, has also joined a Bucs team with Super Bowl aspirations and he has been impressed with what he has seen from Brady so far.

In a Twitter question-and-answer session with Bucs fans, former Philadelphia Eagles running back McCoy was asked who is the best quarterback he has ever played with.

"Technically, I haven't played with Tom Brady yet," the 32-year-old said.

"But it would be Tom Brady, for sure. Dang, I forgot Mahomes! Brady would be number one, obviously, even though we haven't played a game.

"It would go Brady, Mahomes, and then Mike Vick, and Donovan McNabb."

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McCoy is a six-time Pro Bowler and was named to the NFL's All-Decade team for the 2010s.

He was linked with a return to the Eagles but explained why the Bucs felt like the best landing spot.

"The reason why I chose the Bucs? Just the DNA of the team," he added.

"I think we've got some great coaches here that I can learn from, that have been successful.

"The veterans that signed here, I think we have a lot of similarities. Then just the team in general - from defense to offense, the players we have already. Just the right fit, man." 

Published 05 Sep 2020, 18:02 IST
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