After four seasons with the Green Bay Packers, running back Eddie Lacy has signed a 1-year deal worth $5.5 million with the Seattle Seahawks.
According to SportsTrust, Eddie Lacy is headed to Seattle. On Tuesday, the former Alabama running back and second-round draft pick signed a 1-year deal with the Seahawks worth $5.5 million, with $3 million guaranteed.
For the #Seahawks and RB Eddie Lacy, it's: 1 year, $5.55M with $3M fully guaranteed.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 14, 2017
Lacy, 26, spent four seasons with the Green Bay Packers as the primary running back after being drafted in 2013. He now joins a roster stuffed with talent at the position. Both Thomas Rawls and C.J. Promise will reportedly be jockeying for the starting role, and it’s unclear where exactly Lacy will fit in. In the past, Rawls has served as the feature back with Prosise filling in on passing downs.
Lacy only stared five games during the 2016 season and was relegated to IR after injuring his left ankle. He ran for 361 yards on 71 carries, averaging 5.1 YPC. Arguably his best season was his rookie year in 2013, when he ran for 1,1178 yards on 284 carries and found the end zone 11 times.
When Lacy is healthy, he’s an absolute beast, and it’s probably an ideal scenario for him in Seattle. He’ll be able to split touches and preserve his health, rather than serve as an every-down type of back.