Last season was not a kind one to Eddie Lacy. The Packers running back showed up for the 2015 clearly overweight -- he wasn't passing the eye test, much less the scale test.
A lot of times, players work themselves back into shape and burn off those extra pounds. Not Lacy. After the Packers were ousted from the playoffs, coach Mike McCarthy made no bones about Lacy's need to slim down during the offseason. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported that the Packers wanted Lacy to lose 30 pounds.
"He's got a lot of work to do," McCarthy said. "His offseason last year was not good enough and he never recovered from it. He cannot play at the weight he played at this year.
It's looking like that won't be a problem. A photo posted to Twitter shows Lacy has already transformed his body from its 2015 condition:
— Journal Sentinel (@journalsentinel) March 24, 2016
The Packers listed Lacy at 234 pounds last season, but some reports suggested he was closer to 260.
The fan in the photo told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that "I'm 5-9, 185 pounds and he is much thinner than me."
That's great news for the Packers, and possibly for Lacy's personal performance. While Lacy played in 15 games last season, McCarthy slashed his workload and at times using him only as a situational back, rather than as a featured player. To Lacy's credit he did rumble for 152 yards in two playoff games.
Lacy likely made the progress thanks to P90X, which he has reportedly been using to slim down. Lacy even sat down to consult with the creator of P90X. So far, so good.