On Thursday afternoon, the Los Angeles Rams rocked the NFL world when the team announced it released running back Todd Gurley.
The move came just over 30 minutes before Gurley was set to receive $10.5 million in injury guarantees. Los Angeles, strapped for cash and without draft picks, failed to move Gurley in a trade.
With no other options, the team decided to release the three-time Pro Bowl running back. Now that he’s officially a free agent, several teams emerged as potential landing spots for the former Georgia star.
A few hours after his release, NFL insider Ian Rapoport named three teams that make sense as a landing spot for Gurley. He thinks the Atlanta Falcons, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Seattle Seahawks are viable destinations.
Here’s what he had to say.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 19, 2020
All three make sense, considering the running back depth each team has. The Falcons released starting running back Devonta Freeman earlier this week.
Meanwhile, the Buccaneers finally saw what Ronald Jones could do in his second season. Adding Gurley would give the Bucs some added depth at the position.
The Seahawks have two legitimate options at the running back position in Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny. However, both are likely to miss the start of training camp as they deal with injuries.