After a debilitating knee injury, it seems as though Todd Gurley may be on his way out as a star running back for the Rams, and possibly from football in general.
In a recent talk with NFL's Network Ian Rapoport, the Rams are ready to start moving the ball around -
"The days of Todd Gurley just being the straight-up, every-down bell cow are probably over, just based on his knee, his age, the position, the amount of carries he's had. It's probably not going to be like that, which by the way is maybe why the Rams drafted a running back in the third round, someone they really like a lot. This is a team that is clearly ready to spread the ball around."
"I fear that this is the beginning of the end of Todd Gurley..."
Gurley has been an icon for the Rams, and even having missed the last two regular season games, racked up 1251 yards and scored 17 touchdowns. Gurley is 24 years old, and could have had a long tenured career with the Rams.
Coach Sean McVay just wants Gurley to be happy - "I want him to feel most comfortable. That's the most important thing—what he feels he can most function at, being the all-purpose back he's been, and that's where we're at. So he says, 'I'd rather play five, 10 pounds lighter,' and he's going to feel better about that, then that's exactly what we'll do. He's earned the right to be able to tell us how he's feeling with the give and take. As long as he's got a why, which I know he does, we're always receptive to those things."
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