The NFL continues to produce crazy headline after crazy headline. It all started with Tom Brady announcing he was leaving the New England Patriots.
But that was just the start. On Thursday afternoon, the Los Angeles Rams announced the team released star running back Todd Gurley. The team’s former first-round pick will be on a new team in 2020.
Gurley went from being the team’s most valuable player to an afterthought. A degenerative knee injury cost the 25-year-old running back a chance at finishing out his contract with the team.
The former Georgia star became the subject of trade rumors earlier this week. He was due a significant signing bonus if he was still on the team’s roster at 4:00 p.m. ET on Thursday afternoon.
Instead of taking the major cap hit, the Rams decided to part ways with their longtime running back.
We have released Todd Gurley.
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) March 19, 2020
It appears other teams weren’t willing to part with draft capital for the veteran running back.
After getting cut, where will Gurley go next? Well, several teams could use a running back, like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
After landing Brady, the Buccaneers could emerge as a legitimate playoff contender by adding the veteran running back as well – even with the injury concerns.