LeSean McCoy may have spent last season with Patrick Mahomes, but the running back already thinks Tom Brady is the best quarterback he has called a teammate.
McCoy was a member of the Chiefs in 2019 and looked on as Mahomes led the franchise to its first Super Bowl victory in half a century as it came back to beat the 49ers in Miami.
Mahomes was named MVP of Super Bowl 54 — adding to his NFL MVP award in 2018 — and received a record contract extension worth up to $503 million this offseason that reflects his status as one of the league's leading passers.
That elite echelon has included Brady for much of the past two decades, during which time he won six Super Bowl rings with the Patriots, and the 43-year-old is out to prove he can do it elsewhere after signing with the Buccaneers in the offseason.
McCoy, who was inactive for Super Bowl 54, has also joined a Bucs team with Super Bowl aspirations and he has been impressed with what he has seen from Brady.
In a Twitter Q&A session with Bucs fans, the former Eagles running back was asked who is the best quarterback he has ever played with.
"Technically, I haven't played with Tom Brady yet," the 32-year-old McCoy said. "But it would be Tom Brady, for sure. Dang, I forgot Mahomes. Brady would be No. 1, obviously, even though we haven't played a game.
"It would go Brady, Mahomes and then Mike Vick and Donovan McNabb."
McCoy is a six-time Pro Bowler and was named to the NFL's All-Decade team for the 2010s. He was linked with a return to the Eagles but explained why the Bucs felt like the best landing spot.
"The reason why I chose the Bucs? Just the DNA of the team," he added. "I think we've got some great coaches here that I can learn from, that have been successful.
"The veterans that signed here, I think we have a lot of similarities. Then just the team in general — from defense to offense, the players we have already. Just the right fit, man."