Eddie Lacy Has $385,000 Tied To Weight

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Eddie Lacy

Is he fat or is he not fat? Who knows, but the Seattle Seahawks have certainly tried to incentivize Eddie Lacy to keep his weight in check.

Almost $400,000 in Lacy’s new contract is tied to him hitting a target weight.

Lacy will be weighed seven times during his one-year deal with the Seahawks. If he hits his target, he earns $55,000, so he can earn $385,000 in total weight-based incentives.

What are the targets?

The numbers are 255 pounds in May; 250 pounds in June and August; and 245 pounds in September, October, November and December.

The Packers consistently listed Lacy at 234. He was obviously larger than that at times.

Seattle wants him playing at 245, which is probably a number the Packers weren’t comfortable with.

Frankly, I think the debate is stupid because, as I’ve pointed out 100 times, Lacy was effective regardless of what he weighed. He has a 4.4 career yards per carry average and had a career high 5.1 in 2016 before he got injured.

You can say he was fat, but you can’t say he wasn’t productive.

You have to wonder what role this played in Lacy’s¬†decision. What were the Packers terms or was Lacy just sick of hearing about weight from Fat Mike?

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Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

7 Comments on "Eddie Lacy Has $385,000 Tied To Weight"

  1. Cheese

    Maybe McCarthy needs to be on a weight based incentive program. He clearly weighs more than Lacey. Oh but that’s right, Mr.Successful doesn’t like to be held accountable. Much like anyone in Packers management..

    • Kato

      Jesus Christ dude, McCarthy’s weight has no meaning for this teams success. Holmgren was big too. It is his personal decision, health on the line. Fucking tool

      • Cheese

        No but his stubbornness, arrogance, and inability to make adjustments does affect the team. The comment was a dig at upper managements accountability, or lack there of. Obviously coaches aren’t getting on the field to play, unless your name is Curly Lambeau. It’s cute that your feelings got all butt hurt for McCarthy and you had to revert to name calling. It’s called a joke, even if it had some truth to it.

        • PF4L

          First of all…..if there is any kind of infighting to be had around here, i demand to be involved!! Neither of your post of contempt and scorn is in anyway directed at me. I find that appalling, not to mention disrespectful. Let’s try to do better in the future….

          Thank you for understanding.

  2. knucklehead

    I think the Pack is going to really regret cutting Lacy. If his ankles hold up I think he’s got the potential to unleash hell in SEA.

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