If there’s one man who wasn’t exactly thrilled about the St. Louis Rams drafting Georgia running back Todd Gurley, it was current Rams running back Zac Stacy. Shortly after Gurley was selected with the 10th pick, Stacy tweeted out “Yikes” in a tweet that has been deleted since.
Now, ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that Stacy has asked to be traded now that the depth chart is crowded at the position and there is no guarantee that he’ll get playing time.
Rams RB Zak Stacy, who tweeted “Yikes” after STL drafted Todd Gurley, has requested a trade and team is open to moving him, per NFL source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 1, 2015
It’s no surprise that Stacy could be on his way out. After rushing for 973 yards his rookie year, Stacy took a step back in 2014 and only managed 293 yards on 76 carries. He lost playing time to Tre Mason and Benny Cunningham and with the addition of Gurley, who ran for 911 yards and nine touchdowns on 123 carries before tearing his ACL in November, the writing was on the wall.
GM Les Snead will now look to acquire a late-round pick for Stacy, who despite his shortcomings and flaws could still find some value as a short-yardage or goal line back. Either way, even if he is traded, St. Louis is going to have to deal with a crowded backfield in 2015.
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