Eddie Lacy responds to whether he would make a NFL comeback like Tim Tebow

Eddie Lacy runs for Packers first down versus Giants in 2016
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The trio of Mark Ingram, Derrick Henry, and Kenyan Drake is having success in the National Football League.

As alums of the University of Alabama, it took each one a few years to hit their stride. Eddie Lacy, on the other hand, was the first running back of the Nick Saban era with the Crimson Tide that took the NFL by storm in his rookie year.

After 31 total games in 2013 and 2014, the Green Bay Packers had a two-time 1,000-yard rusher on its hands. Lacy was taken in the second round of the 2013 draft and finished his first season with 1,178 yards and 11 touchdowns.

He was selected to the Pro Bowl, made second-team All-Pro, won NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, and was named to the All-Rookie Team by the Pro Football Writers Association.

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Lacy’s first two seasons were magical, but his next two years would be filled with turmoil.

Injuries and weight issues forced him out of the league. He did not crack 1,000 yards rushing in his final two years in Green Bay, and he struggled in 2017 with the Seattle Seahawks. At 33 years old, Tim Tebow is making a return to pro football.

He had a tryout for the Jacksonville Jaguars as Urban Meyer, Tebow’s head coach at the University of Florida, is now the head man for the Jaguars. The return of Tebow has fans craving a return of Lacy. He was addressed with the idea to come back to the NFL, but Lacy’s response was not promising.

It will be interesting to see what happens with him because people enjoyed Lacy in the league.

He was on three national championship teams (2009, 2011, 2012) at Alabama. His finest season with the Tide came in 2012 as Lacy totaled 1,322 yards rushing with 17 touchdowns on 204 carries. He played in 37 career games from 2010 to 2012.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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