If LeSean McCoy really does touch the ball on "every snap," he'll reportedly earn even more money for doing it in 2017.
According to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Buffalo Bills have added $2.5 million in incentives to McCoy's contract. The running back is in the third season of a five-year contract worth up to $40 million, and has a base salary of $6 million.
Bills have added $2.5 million in incentives to LeSean McCoy's contract, per source. More incentive for more production.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 7, 2017
On Wednesday, Bills coach Sean McDermott was asked what type of workload can be expected for McCoy now that the regular season has arrived.
"Whatever it takes to win the game," he said. "That's how we play the game. We play to win, and whatever it takes to win the game, that's what we're going to do. If it means he's got to play every snap, that's what we'll do."
Informed of his coach's comments later in the day, McCoy was on board with that.
"Whatever it takes," he echoed. "If it’s on the ground or in the air, it may be a key block, whatever it takes to win, I’m down for it. Since I’ve been here, we’ve had a lot of talent, we just have to get over that point, as far as winning and getting to the playoffs."
McCoy is a shade over 1,000 yards shy of 10,000 for his career. He's carried 437 times in two years with the Bills and added 82 catches for a total of 519 touches in 27 games.
"I’m always up for a challenge, but I am human," McCoy said. "I think that in football, guys get tired, they come out. Like I said before, that’s what building a whole roster is all about."
Now, there is more incentive for McCoy to stay in.