By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: August 17th, 2014 at 3:19 pm EST
The Philadelphia Eagles has had many good running backs in their historic history. Their current running back has an opportunity to do something that hasn’t been done in years.
LeSean McCoy, who is entering his sixth year with the team, only needs 1,065 yards this season to become the all-time leading rusher in team history. He comes into the season with 5,473 yards.
Wilbert Montgomery is the all-time leader with 6,538 yards. He played for the Eagles from 1977 through the 1984 season with a career-high 1,512 yards during the 1979 season.
Montgomery finished his career with 6,789 yards and ended his career in 1985 following a 7-game appearance with the Detroit Lions. He had 75 rushes for 251 yards that season.
In comparison, McCoy had a career-high 1,607 yards last season, in which he won the NFL’s rushing title over Minnesota Vikings back Adrian Peterson.
If McCoy averages a 100.4 yards per game, like he did last season, the record would be broke in Week 10. The Eagles host a Monday Night Football game against the Carolina Panthers on November 10th at 8:30 pm on ESPN.