Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy had the worst statistical campaign of his three-year career in 2015. The former Alabama standout tallied just 758 rushing yards and three TDs, down from 1,139 rushing yards and nine TDs a season prior.
Lacy was playing at a much heavier weight than he had in the past, but for some reason refused to admit the extra pounds were hindering his performance.
Finally, over the offseason, Lacy vowed to work his way into better shape for the 2016 campaign, and reportedly sought help from P90X founder and world class trainer Tony Horton.
— Weston Hodkiewicz (@WesHod) March 2, 2016
On Thursday, a photo of the progress Lacy’s made this winter surfaced online, and it appears as if he’s killing his new workout regimen. The results are undeniable.
— Bleacher Report NFL (@BR_NFL) March 24, 2016
Packers head coach Mike McCarthy called Lacy out on his weight shortly after the Packers were knocked out of the playoffs in the divisional round by the Arizona Cardinals, so it’s fair to assume no one was happier to see Lacy’s new look than McCarthy.
Mike McCarthy confident Eddie Lacy got message about his weight: Mike McCarthy confident Eddie Lacy got message… https://t.co/Bi8ThCTa6Z
— NFL Breaking News (@NFLBNN) February 18, 2016
Horton must be loving the publicity as well.
— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) March 24, 2016
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers needed more help than he received from his offensive teammates in 2015. But with Lacy in better shape, and wide receiver Jordy Nelson expected to be healthy, the Packers should be firing on all cylinders once again in 2016.