Todd Gurley was on pace to break records this past season, but a knee injury ultimately left him spending the final weeks of the regular season on the sidelines. Even though he returned for the postseason, the All-Pro clearly didn’t have the same burst in his step.
Despite countless comments from Sean McVay stating that his star tailback was healthy, the eye test showed he wasn’t the impact player that he usually can be. In the NFC Championship, Gurley had just four carries for 10 rushing yards.
With the offseason underway, Gurley will have ample time to recover from his knee injury. However, surgery isn’t currently an option for the dynamic runner.
McVay told reporters at the NFL Combine that Gurley doesn’t have any procedures scheduled for this offseason.
In addition to addressing the health status of his running back, McVay also spoke about the lack of usage in the playoffs, stating he was the reason Gurley didn’t receive more touches.
Sean McVay told reporters at the combine that he was responsible for not getting Todd Gurley more involved in Super Bowl.
McVay also told reporters that no offseason procedures/surgeries are scheduled for Gurley’s knee.
Same story as a month ago. Perhaps it’s time to accept it.
— Lindsey Thiry (@LindseyThiry) February 28, 2019
The timing of this announcement is bizarre because it just reiterates the comments made back in February.
Los Angeles ultimately rode C.J. Andersen to the Super Bowl, as the veteran running back actually had more touches in the critical moments.
If the Rams are going to be contenders in the NFC once again, then Gurley needs to be healthy. Perhaps McVay will consider slightly reducing his workload during the regular season.