Time for some more Seahawks’ Twitter mailbag questions.
Q: So, what do you make of the news of Eddie Lacy’s performance-based contract incentives?
A: Okay, no one specifically asked this. But it’s a good question to bat around after the news Wednesday from ESPN detailing the rest of Lacy’s contract, a one-year deal worth as much as $5.5 million overall but with just $2.865 million guaranteed. As has been well-chronicled, Lacy can also earn $385,000 for hitting specific weights seven times throughout the year, each weigh-in worth $55,000.
But the contract also includes some significant incentives based on yards gained â?? one reason the Seahawks had intimated at the time of the signing that they’d be a pretty happy team if Lacy earned all of the money in the deal.
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Wrote ESPN’s Sheil Kapadia: “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.)”
My initial reaction is that …
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