With the addition of Darren Sproles and the emergence of Chris Polk, the Eagles have the luxury of reducing LeSean McCoy's touches in 2014 if they choose to do so. But the 26-year-old is in the prime of his career and head coach Chip Kelly isn't going to put any sort of strict limit on McCoy's workload.
"I don't know if there's a set number. Some guys can handle it, but our strength and conditioning staff and our athletic trainers do an unbelievable job of evaluating our players weekly," Kelly told SiriusXM NFL Radio. "There's times where I say, 'Hey, do we need to back off?' They're like, 'No, we can even go harder with him,' because all of our players are investing in themselves. They're getting the proper amount of sleep. They're eating the right way. They're doing what we've asked them to do. They understand it because they feel really good."
With the arrival of Sproles, we have to believe that McCoy's touches will decrease somewhat. We project McCoy for 336 touches, which represents an 8 percent drop from his 2013 totals (366).