Disenchanted running back
The last straw for Stacy was the first-round draft of Todd Gurley. Stacy had fallen behind Tre Mason and Benny Cunningham on the depth chart a year ago. After starting 12 games and rushing for 973 yards in 2013, he started five games and rushed for 293 yards last season.
The Jets have struggled to find a featured back in recent years. Chris Ivory led the team with 821 yards in 2014.
Stacy fell behind Tre Mason and Benny Cunningham last season, and when the Rams selected Todd Gurley in first round of the draft, he made a public demand to leave St. Louis via trade and release. Stacy met with the Rams on Friday.
Stacy rushed for 973 yards and seven touchdowns on 250 carries in his rookie season in 2013 but managed just 293 yards and one touchdown on 76 carries last season while making just five starts.
Stacy made the public trade demand after the Rams selected RB
Appearing on the NFL Network, Ian Rapoport said that the Rams would be "more than happy" to deal Stacy. However, later in the day, Friday, the team met with Stacy's representatives, according to a report by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The two sides had a positive discussion, but there was no decision made on Stacy's future with the team.
Stacy had already fallen behind Tre Mason and Benny Cunningham last season, so the Rams may be looking to move on from the runner even without his displeasure at the pick. He rused for 973 yards and seven touchdowns on 250 carries in his rookie season in 2013 but managed just 293 yards and one touchdown on 76 carries last season while making just five starts.
"I think that you assume...going into it now, as we finished up last year, the second half of the season, Benny became the third-down back," Fisher said, per ESPN.com. "He’s just really good out of the backfield. He’s probably the better protector of the three. That’s some work that Tre and Zac need and we’ll get that done whenever we can during the offseason. So with Benny being the third-down back, then we’ve got a one-two punch with Tre and Zac.”
Although, it appears Fisher still hopeful
“Yes, obviously Isaiah is coming back as well," Fisher said. "You should see him on the field. So, with him included, yes we do. Tre and Benny and Zac and Isaiah coming back, it’s a good group.”
|2013||St. Louis Rams||14||12||250||973||3.9||40||7||5||47|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||13||5||76||293||3.9||16||1||0||13|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||14||12||26||141||5.4||25||1||1||0||7|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||13||5||18||152||8.4||17||0||0||0||9|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||14||1||1||0||1||0||1||1||0|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||13||2||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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