ST. LOUIS — They say a tweet is worth a thousand words — OK, maybe they don’t, but they might as well.
Thursday night, Rams tailback Zac Stacy took to Twitter to voice his displeasure with St. Louis’ selection of Georgia’s Todd Gurley with the 10th overall pick. A few hours later, the tweet was deleted, but in its place were reports that Stacy had requested a trade — after all, his team had just picked up a seventh running back.
Late in the afternoon on Saturday, the Rams obliged Stacy’s request, sending him to the New York Jets in exchange for a seventh-round selection (No. 224 overall).
With that pick, they selected Baylor linebacker Bryce Hager.
Fisher said he talked to Stacy this morning, and they had a good conversation. Told him Rams would try to go ahead and make a move but (1)
It remains to be seen if the grass will actually be greener on the other side for Stacy, but at least the lawn won’t be as crowded. According to the roster posted to NewYorkJets.com, he’ll be joining Chris Ivory, Bilal Powell, Stevan Ridley and former St. Louis draft pick Daryl Richardson in the Jets’ backfield.
Stacy, a fifth-round pick in 2013, ran for 973 yards and seven touchdowns as a rookie, but recorded just 76 carries for 293 yards and a touchdown last season.
Fisher said he got in touch with Stacy again before the Rams turned the trade in. "He was very excited," Fisher said.