Eddie Lacy has seven different $55,000 weight targets

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Eddie Lacy will be putting his mouth where his money is. Or something.

It was already known that his really/not really $5.5 million contract with the Seahawks has terms that make the earning hardly a sure thing, including $385,000 tied to making weight. The specific targets for that extra chunk of compensation have now been revealed.

Field Yates of ESPN.com reports that Lacy’s contract has seven different weight targets, each of which pay (or don’t pay) $55,000. Specifically, Lacy must get to 255 pounds in May, 250 pounds in June, stay at 250 pounds in August, and then reach and remain at 245 pounds in September, October, November, and December.

The specific dates of the weigh-ins aren’t known. The major drawback to this approach is that Lacy’s wrestling-style quest to “make weight” can get in the way of proper nutrition, and it could also deplete his overall condition as, for example, he opts for running, biking, and other forms of cardio in lieu of resting and recovering between game days.

Lacy reportedly weighed 267 pounds at a recent free-agency visit. So he has to shed 12 pounds (math) fairly quickly. After that, it’s a matter of dropping five pounds on two different occasions. The bigger challenge, as he has demonstrated over the course of his career, will be staying there.

34 responses to “Eddie Lacy has seven different $55,000 weight targets

  1. Eddie can be a punishing back when healthy. The comparison in style to M. Lynch are accurate. But having seen Eddie play his career in Green Bay, you will notice he’ll get nicked up around game 4 and by game 8 he’s out. His weight will balloon.
    I’ve always believed that many injuries are conditioning related, and Seahawks fans will see Eddie hurt quite a bit. The Packers season would have been much different the last two years if he was on the field more.
    I don’t know what he eats, but it must be a lot of it, whatever it is.

  2. i dont think it’ll be as extreme as a wrestler. I doubt he has to do much more than put down the french fries and milk shakes. He wont though and honestly its quite ridiculous this is a contract stipulation. close to 400k just to eat better.. ridiculous

  3. He won’t make those targets, If a potential multi year, multimillion dollar contract does not motivate him to get in shape. 385,000 most definitely will not either!

  4. Weight gain has a lot more to do with diet and a lot less to do with calorie burn, but in season I’m sure he’s burning so many calories that it doesn’t take much of a cut in diet to drop a few pounds. It’s not like he has to starve himself, he’s 5’11”, he should be about 230 lbs for an NFL RB at that height.

  5. So – let me get this straight. This fat dude gets $55k every time he loses 5 lbs. Fat people are the number 1 reason why we have a healthcare crisis on our hands, and this fat dude gets $55k every time he loses 5 LBS???

    This is so messed up.

  6. This is why I deemed him “Eddie Lazy” in his rookie year. He will never earn all of that money. It’s not possible. They didn’t say stay within 5 pounds of 250 in June, they said be 250 in June. So if he shows up at 250 on June 1st, and June 3rd he comes in at 252, he won’t get the money.

    Personally, I would have opted for Adrian Peterson over this guy. He obviously isn’t motivated, and IMO that money isn’t enough to motivate him.

  7. 385k “incentive” to lose weight. This, ladies and gentleman is a true testament to what our country has become.

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    cheeseisfattening says:
    Mar 17, 2017 9:53 AM
    Out of Green Bay Lacy will make those target wights.
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    He lives in Geismar, LA.

  9. So…..you’re in the market for a RB. And you sign the one that has to have incentives to lose weight, after coming off an injury? I’m thinking there were better options out there.

  10. … for example, he opts for running, biking, and other forms of cardio in lieu of resting and recovering between game days.

    Florio, did you just meet Lacy? Absolute zero risk of this happening. And if the Seahawks were smart they’d have flipped this incentive around: starting May 1st, every day Lacy comes in above 250, fine him 1/360th of his annual pay. Chances are they’d end up paying him $0 for the year.

  11. screamingyellowzonkers says:
    Mar 17, 2017 11:13 AM
    LOL !! And packer fans got mad at posters for pointing out fat Eddie and BIG MAC. Maybe McCarthy needs a weight incentive contract to !
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    Mad? At what? That some trolling idiot thinks only people in Minnesota aren’t overweight?

    Open your eyes.

  12. conormacleod says:
    Mar 17, 2017 1:02 PM
    So…..you’re in the market for a RB. And you sign the one that has to have incentives to lose weight, after coming off an injury? I’m thinking there were better options out there.
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    One with self motivation and control probably, but as far as other RBs go a lot of the big names like Charles and AP were coming off injury and are older. Its also likely they would want more money.As fair as success over the next 3 years Lacy is the one whom I would think is likely to have it, out of the top 3 or 4 RBs.

    Lacy MUST get back into his Rookie production mode, especially if the Seahawks do ask a lot of him, while Wilson is very good, I get the sense, that Seattle wants him to throw a little less like back when they had Lynch. Lacy and or ANY RB in GB for that matter woulld likely get a dent in the amount of carries just because of keeping the ball in Rodgers hands.

  13. In all fairness….weighing 267 does put you in the underweight category in Wisconsin.

    Eddie just didnt know what the real world was like until he left.

    Good luck big guy!

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