Packers running back Eddie Lacy lived up to the hype during Saturday night’s preseason game against the Rams after carrying the ball eight times for 40 yards
Johnathan Franklin got the “start,” but Lacy came in for the second snap and handled Green Bay’s first carry of the game. He ran with burst, toughness, and power, moving piles and shucking would-be tacklers. The Packers will likely open the season with Lacy as their lead running back, and either DuJuan Harris or Franklin in the pace-change role. Lacy is clearly the team’s best backfield option. It was also promising to see Lacy used extensively in shotgun formations, lining up next to Aaron Rodgers on passing downs.
There’s no doubt that Lacy has lived up to expectations so far. I would be shocked if he isn’t the Packers starter running back when the season kicks off in a few weeks.