Eddie Lacy the new Seahawks running back is going to have to work for every bit of his contract. Not many NFL contracts are set up like this but I love it. I think the NFL should all be incentive based, because that will push players to work harder.
Eddie Lacy’s contract is pretty amazing. Sheil Kapadia of ESPN broke down the deal a little bit, and let me tell you Eddie Lacy can get paid if he hits every mark.
“Per a league source, Lacy’s contract includes a potentially bigger bonus tied to rushing yards. If he runs for at least 800 yards, Lacy will cash in on an additional $250,000. If he hits 900 yards, he’ll get $500,000. For a 1,000-yard season, Lacy receives $750,000. For 1,100 yards, the number jumps to $1 million. And if Lacy rushes for 1,200 yards or more, he’ll get $1.3 million. (He is eligible to receive just one of the bonuses tied to yardage; they don’t accumulate.)”
He already made 55,000 dollars for losing some weight. This could be a thing of the future.