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?