Eddie Lacy played the 2015 season well above an acceptable weight for a running back. Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy admitted as much during his season-ending press conference. To slim down to a more suitable size, the former Offensive Rookie of the Year has entered talks to hire P90X creator Tony Horton as personal trainer, according to TMZ Sports.
"The Packers will get him ready for next season," Horton told TMZ. "My job will be to get the weight off and help him eat better."
The TMZ report claims that Horton has previously worked with a number of notable celebrities, including former NFL star Ray Lewis and politician Paul Ryan. While Lacy has contacted Horton about becoming a client, no agreement has yet to materialize.
Lacy's weight and conditioning contributed to the star tailback's decline this past season. He finished the year with 187 carries for 758 yards and three touchdowns, all career lows. The Packers benched Lacy multiple times as a form of motivation, and while his productivity picked up late, he never reclaimed the form that made him one of the league's better ball carriers the previous two seasons.