The Packers might need some help in the offensive backfield with the recent signing of Eddie Lacy.
The Green Bay Packers had an interest to bring back Eddie Lacy for another year, but that went out the window when he signed with the Seattle Seahawks. The Packers now look to have a hole in the back field that they will look to fill one way or another.
Whether it’s in the upcoming draft or by signing a free agent during the off-season, the Packers need a running back. Ty Montgomery did a great job stepping in as the starting running back last season once Lacy went down with his injury, and has earned the right to be the team’s starting running back, but you still need to find a backup or someone to split the carries with Montgomery.
With Lacy gone to Seattle and James Starks not coming back, it’s time to look at some names the Packers might have an interest to bring in for the 2017 season. The draft is more than likely the best case for this team to find that back, but don’t count out the team signing a veteran free agent as well.
Former #Packers running back Eddie Lacy has signed with Seahawks, according to agent. Deal reportedly 1 year, $5.55 million.
— Packers News (@PGPackersNews) March 14, 2017
Then again, Adrian Peterson could easily head to Green Bay and help the Packers win the Super Bowl.
…that is in Minnesota this year.
— Allan Bell (@AllanBell247) March 14, 2017
Adrian Peterson would be a great fit for this Packers offense as he would help take the pressure off Aaron Rodgers, but the price tag he will be asking for might just put this team out of his league. Jamaal Charles is another option that sounds nice, but the price and health isn’t an option for this Packers team. That takes us to the lesser name value options, but better options for the money Green Bay is willing to spend in free agency.
Rashad Jennings, DeAngelo Williams, Darren McFadden, and LeGarrette Blount each have their own pros and cons, but I think it would be wise for the Packers to at least explore the possibility of bringing one of them in. You are only needing someone that can carry the ball 10-15 times a game and each of these names can do that, as well as more if needed to. I think of the four, Blount or McFadden would be the better option, but both will likely cost more than the other two options.
Who would you like to see the Packers bring in, or should they just stick with the draft to fill that position?