On Thursday afternoon, the Los Angeles Rams released star running back Todd Gurley just 30 minutes before he was due $10.5 million in injury guarantees.
The cash-strapped Rams tried to trade the veteran back, but failed to find the right compensation. As a result, the team was forced to release the three-time Pro Bowler before taking a significant cap hit.
Immediately after his release, several teams emerged as potential landing spots for Gurley. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Seattle Seahawks and several others seemed like possible destinations.
However, ESPN's Adam Schefter revealed the Atlanta Falcons were one of the team's most interested in trading for Gurley. Although the Falcons didn't pull the trigger on a trade, they still got their man.
The Falcons announced they signed Gurley to a one-year contract. Reports suggest the deal is for $5 million.
Gurley went from being the most dominant running back in the NFL to a seldom-used piece in just two seasons.
A degenerative knee issue played its part in the Rams deciding to put Gurley on the field less in 2019. According to multiple reports, the running back thought he could be used more.
Well, now the former Georgia Bulldogs star will get his shot with the Falcons on a one-year deal.