When Eddie Lacy signed with the Seattle Seahawks this offseason, his contract drew a lot of attention. The main reason was a provision that stated the talented, but often hefty running back would earn a bonus if he managed to hit certain benchmarks with his weight.
When Lacy signed with the Seahawks in March of the 2017 season, he weighed in at a whopping 267 pounds. He managed the get himself under the 255 pound benchmark by the May 15th deadline.
Weighing in at 255 pounds, Lacy collected a considerable $55,000.
Now in June, he collected another $55,000 from the Seahawks for weighing in under 250 pounds. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported the bonus early on Monday.
Lacy has struggled with his weight throughout his NFL career. He has been a dangerous, powerful back, capable of butchering the defensive line when in peak physical condition.
If Lacy is able to continue to be in shape and underweight, he’ll be a huge asset for the Seahawks this season. They’re looking to him to provide what they lost with the retirement of Marshawn Lynch.
I currently weigh 145 and am waiting for my check from the Seahawks in the mail.