As of Saturday afternoon, former star Todd Gurley is still a free agent. That could change in a hurry with NFL training camps beginning soon.
So where could Gurley end up ahead of the 2021 season? One NFL insider thinks the Los Angeles Rams are a “no brainer” for Gurley, who spent his first five years in the league with the organization.
The Rams just lost rising star Cam Akers to a season-ending injury. The depth behind Akers is unproven, outside of Darrell Henderson who had 624 yards and five touchdowns in 15 games last season.
Gurley makes plenty of sense for a Rams team in need of a veteran presence at running back. And it’s not like he’s a stranger to Los Angeles.
“Yes, things didn’t end so well between Todd Gurley and the Los Angeles Rams back in 2020,” wrote Chris Roling of Bleacher Report.
“But the Rams just lost 2020 second-round pick Cam Akers to a season-ending torn Achilles in late July, derailing a breakout-of-the-year candidate and centerpiece of the offense. That leaves the unit leaning on the unproven Darrell Henderson and 2020 undrafted free agent Xavier Jones, barring an addition.
“…If the Rams are serious about putting the best chips around Matthew Stafford, Gurley is the top veteran option available and could have a big impact in a rotation—and it sure doesn’t hurt that he already knows the offense, which puts him at another advantage over other backs.”