Running back LeSean McCoy was the last member of the Philadelphia Eagles to be featured on the NFL Network’s countdown of the league’s top 100 players of 2012. Shady came in at number 18.
Though McCoy wasn’t as displeased about his rating as quarterback Mike Vick, the opinions of his peers are still important to him. And he plans to prove them wrong in next year’s countdown. Shady took to Twitter to reveal his feelings on the ranking, saying, “Rating me #18 out of the whole NFL …. Next year top 5.”
This just in: Mike Vick is rich
Forbes recently published its list of the world’s richest athletes, and no shocker here—Mike Vick is on the list. He comes in at number 50, to be precise, having made $22 million from June of 2011 to June of this year.
Boxer Floyd Mayweather topped the list, with an estimated $85 million in earnings in the past year. Well damn.
The highest NFL player on the list is Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, whose earnings in the past year made him the 10th highest paid player in the world (pulling in $42.5 million). Giants QB Eli Manning came in at #30, earning $26.6 million.
Better luck next time
Did you snag any tickets to an Eagles game for the 2012? Tickets sold out the same day they went on sale. Not too much of a surprise there—fans are itching for the most popular sport in the country to get started.
Some of that money may or may not be going towards upgrades that the Eagles reportedly want to make to the Linc that would total between $60 and 100 million. According to CSNPhilly,
Potential changes include new field level boxes, improved video technology, renovations to clubs on the east and west sides and gate entry upgrades.
No one is sure how the team is planning to pay for the proposed changes.