LeSean McCoy's arrival at the Buffalo Bills was down, many believe, to Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly lacking faith in the star's ability to be an every down back in his system.
Few are expecting that same problem to arise now that McCoy has swapped Philly for the Bills and the running back is already being tipped to have a huge season with ball in hand.
But, whilst McCoy's big contract and impressive stat line demand that he be given the ball on a regular basis, one of his new teammates (and positional rival) has offered a stern warning ahead of the 2015 NFL season.
Fred Jackson - who has been part of the Buffalo Bills back field for eight seasons now - is far from ready to simply give up his touches of the pigskin for the incoming McCoy.
"They want him to take the majority of the load," Jackson admitted today. "But I’m not going to make it easy for him. I’m not going to just hand it to him and say, ‘Here’s the job.’"
"I'm going to push him...Every time I get a chance to touch the ball, I'm going to make every play that I can when I'm out there."
Not giving up easy
The determined response to adversity from the veteran RB will come as no surprise to Buffalo Bills fans who have watched him rack up 5.642 yards for the franchise since 2007 - playing through the pain barrier on more than one occasion.
Jackson's warning shouldn't shock LeSean McCoy either. One of the most important commodities, as an NFL running back, is confidence and McCoy has to expect fierce competition in his new surroundings.
At present though there can be no denying that McCoy will have the opportunity to post big numbers in the 2015 season.
With Rex Ryan going on record to say the team would utilise the star back as much as possible, and the player being paid a vast sum of money, expect McCoy to challenge for the most yards in the NFL next season.
Where that leaves Fred Jackson remains to be seen. The 34-year-old isn't ready to give up just yet though.
What do you think Bills fans? Is there still a role for Fred Jackson in Buffalo, and just how good can McCoy be next season? Have your say in the comments section below...
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