Zach Zenner charted out his offseason schedule to begin with rest and self-indulgence, both required and deserved from the rigors of his fourth season with the Detroit Lions.
He’ll take a break from the workout regime he undertook earlier this year that increased his strength and muscle mass.
“I won’t do much of anything for two, three weeks,” he told reporters last week. “I’ll slowly start getting back into it. I certainly don’t want to go backwards.”
A reporter joked that he might splurge on chocolate chip cookies for the next two weeks.
“More than that,” he said.
Before he shifts gears and begins work on two careers – his present job as an NFL running back, and preparing for a future career in medicine – Zenner can reflect back on how his 2018 season with the Lions ended on a high note and likely strengthened his position with the team.
He rushed for 93 yards on 21 carries and added one reception for 30 yards in the Lions’ 31-0 season-ending road win over the Green Bay Packers in the final game of the season.