Eddie Lacy has found a way to turn his considerable girth, potentially, into considerable financial gain.
The former Packers running back signed a new deal with the Seattle Seahawks this week, which reportedly pays Lacy seven different $55,000 weight incentives.
According to ESPN’s Field Yates, “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.”
For those playing along at home, that’s $385,000 dollars if Lacy makes his weight goals. And that’s no small “if,” considering Lacy weighed-in at a whopping 267 for at least one team this offseason.
Those goals seem reachable for Lacy. However, given the recent incident of UFC fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov, who suffered dangerously severe dehydration while trying to cut weight for a fight, the risks of asking someone to cut weight for competition in a relatively short time period loom large.
Getting Eddie Lacy out of the brats and cheese paradise of Wisconsin, and relocating him in a region best known for coffee should greatly aid his weight-loss efforts. In any event, Lacy now has 385,000 reasons to stay skinny.
Well, skinny by Eddie Lacy standards.
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