Alexander Shun | @alexpshun
Digital Content Manager | KFAN.com
Last weekend, free agent running back Eddie Lacy met the Minnesota Vikings to discuss the possibility of becoming the team's new lead back. Lacy left the team without a deal and somehow ended up in Seattle meeting the Seahawks where a deal did in fact get done.
It was announced on Tuesday morning that Lacy has agreed to a reported one year deal that will pay him $5.55 million with $3 million guaranteed.
With the Lacy signing, the Seahawks have answered their running back question while the Vikings running back question still remains.
The odd part of Lacy signing with Seattle is that while Lacy spent all of last weekend meeting with Minnesota, the Seahawks spent last weekend meeting with former Vikings back Adrian Peterson.
The thinking is that Lacy was willing to accept a low-end 'prove it' deal while Peterson held strong on what he believes his value is.
The Vikings don't have to sign a running back in free agency given the depth of the running back position in the upcoming Draft, but there are backs such as Latavius Murray and Jamaal Charles still available. I would expect the Vikings to at least explore a guy like Murray given the immense potential that he showed at times in Oakland. And the price tag for the former Raider wouldn't break the bank.
As for Peterson, he'll likely have a long waiting period now as there has been extremely limited interest in the former Viking