Not that Aaron Rodgers didn’t do this a few years ago after winning the Superbowl title, but Shady coming out with a WWE-style title belt after the Eagles clinched their first NFC East title since 2010, and McCoy won his first rushing title, was pretty awesome.
McCoy technically won the rushing title prior to the game, as he was over 150 yards ahead of the next two rushers, Jamaal Charles and Adrian Peterson, neither of whom played today. He added to his title, by rushing for 131 yards in tonight’s win-or-go-home game against the Dallas Cowboys.
McCoy becomes the first Eagle to win the rushing title since ‘birds legend Steve Van Buren won the title, all the way back in 1949.
McCoy also broke Wilbert Montgomery’s team single-season rushing record, by passing Montgomery’s mark of 1,512 yards in one season.
In rushing for 131 yards, McCoy also became the first Eagles’ rusher to ever top 1,600 yards.
It was a historic night for Shady. I remember laughing a few years ago when someone told me that McCoy would end up with a better career than Brian Westbrook. I’ve stopped laughing, and I’m starting to believe that statement might be true.