Eddie Lacy earned $55K for weighing less than 255 pounds today
When the Seahawks signed free agent running back Eddie Lacy in March, they did so with a contract that famously included incentives to meet monthly weight goals during the offseason and into the regular season. Tonight, Lacy can use that money to buy some excellent, if low-cal, Seattle cuisine because Lacy came in at 253 pounds.
Lacy could earn $385,000 if he’s able to make weight at seven different weigh-ins throughout the season. If he weighed less than 255 pounds on May 15, he’d earn a $50,000 bonus.
Lacy is listed as weighing 250 pounds on the Seahawks’ roster.
In the wake of McCarthy’s criticism, Lacy generated numerous reports in early 2016 that he was rededicated to fitness, even working out with P90X founder Tony Horton.
“He looks awesome. He looks great“. Now, the Seahawks aren’t trying to shame Eddie Lacy for his weight, just a big part of his job is to be in shape so he can be effective. He can still earn an additional $330,000 in weight incentives, which would be carried out monthly. He’s done everything we’ve asked him to do.
According to ESPN, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is satisfied with what he’s seen from Lacy.
Carroll added that Lacy’s attitude about the weight issue has been fantastic and has worked hard with the team’s support system that was put into place.
In five games last season, Lacy ran 71 times for 360 yards and no touchdowns.
Lacy was chosen in the second round of the draft by the Packers in 2013, and notched consecutive 1,100-yard seasons in an impressive start to his professional career.