Speaking of records, LeSean McCoy is currently the team’s all-time leader in rushing yards with 6,792 as an Eagle. Shady’s 17 rushing touchdowns in 2011 broke Van Buren’s 1945 record of 15, and his 44 in his Eagles career is good enough for third all-time.
If fans would rather have Montgomery here for his numbers and his run against the Dallas Cowboys in the 1980 NFC Championship, no one would complain. Still, on this squad, Shady gets the nod, and that game in 2013 against the Detroit Lions in the snowstorm brought back memories of Mr. Van Buren.
McCoy never was thrilled about his unceremonious exit from the ‘City of Brotherly Love’ thanks to Chip Kelly, and he always, seemingly, longed to get back. He has since reunited with his former coach Andy Reid with the Kansas City Chiefs. He’ll probably never wear an Eagles jersey again, but he’s more than deserving of a spot on any Eagles all-time squad, especially this one.