Yes, I couldn’t resist. And do you know what’s for supper?
Seriously, the Seattle Seahawks are handing Eddie Lacy nothing. Or at least that’s the company line.
In addition to Lacy, the main contenders would be Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise.
Rawls ran for 830 yards in 2015, while averaging 5.6 per carry. He had just 349 and 3.2-yard average during an injury-riddled 2016 season. Rawls missed seven games with a broken tibia.
Prosise ran for 170 yards and a 5.6-yard average in 2016, his rookie season. He missed 10 games with a broken wrist and scapula.
The Seahawks also drafted Chris Carson in the seventh round and have 2016 fifth-round pick Alex Collins in the mix.
It’s a crowded backfield.
“I think it’s an exciting group,” head coach Pete Carroll said. “We’ve never been this strong with this many guys who can compete and do things. We have a variety of different guys that have different strengths that they bring.”
Lacy, as you probably recall, is still recovering from the Packers running him into the ground, last season. The team foolishly played him on an injured ankle, which resulted in a worse injury and the end of his season. He was able to start water training in February and is now running and working out, but there’s still work to be done.
We assume Lacy will be full go for training camp. If he is and he’s in shape, we also expect him to win that No. 1 job.
After all, this should be something like the second coming of Beast Mode.
…or the 4th coming of feast mode. Thomas Rawls is no joke, if he can stay healthy. My guess is it’ll be running back by committee.