Report: Vikings Interested in Eddie Lacy
The Minnesota Vikings have shown interest in many Green Bay Packer players over the years.
Darren Sharper, Ryan Longwell, Brett Favre and Greg Jennings to name some.
Running back Eddie Lacy is now added onto the list.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2017
Lacy has talent, but has struggled with injuries and weight problems.
He lost around 30 pounds last offseason doing P90X, but gained his weight back during the season, which was anywhere from 255-265 pounds.
Lacy was drafted in the second round (61st overall) by the Packers in 2013 out of Alabama.
He was named Offensive Rookie of the Year, second-team All-Pro and earned a Pro Bowl berth in 2013. He rushed for 1,178 yards (4.1 yards per carry) and 11 touchdowns in 15 games.
The next season he rushed for 1,139 yards (4.6 yards per carry) and nine touchdowns in 16 games. In 2015, he rushed for 758 yards (4.1 yards per carry) and three touchdowns in 15 games.
Last season, he rushed for 360 yards (5.1 yards per carry) and no touchdowns in only five games due to an ankle injury.
The Vikings clearly need help at running back. Jerick McKinnon is a good versatile and no.2 back to have, but is not starter material. Latavius Murray of the Oakland Raiders has been linked to the Vikings. Adrian Peterson’s status is still up on the air. He has not been getting much interest on the market since he had his $18 million option declined. There is still a chance he could be brought back.
They can draft a back too. Maybe the Packers will keep Lacy, or they may just be fed up with him. If the Vikings sign him, he could be a nice addition depending mostly on the contract.
If his deal has some incentives, it would make more sense. Murray would be a better option though. Lacy’s weight issues are definitely a cause for concern.
Prediction: Lacy re-signs with the Packers.