When the Seattle Seahawks signed Eddie Lacy to a one-year, $5.5 million deal ($3 mill guaranteed) in March, they were wise enough to include multiple weight incentives (seven, to be exact) to prevent the running back from inhaling China food throughout the offseason.
It may seem crazy to incentivize weight goals for a professional athlete, but it looks like holding back extra cash was the right motivation as Eddie weighed in just under 255 pounds today:
Considering that Eddie was around 267 pounds for his free agency visits, this is a major step in the right direction. Of course, there’s always the possibility that Eddie downs a bunch of Big Macs this afternoon to celebrate.
Check back in on June 12 when Eddie tries to get under 250 pounds.