Los Angeles Rams Trading Todd Gurley
The Los Angeles Rams are trading Todd Gurley, predicts one ESPN reporter.
We are several days removed from Super Bowl 54.
The Kansas City Chiefs ended up defeating the San Francisco 49ers to win their first Super Bowl appearance in five decades.
Now all attention turns 2020-21 and what the future holds for every NFL team.
On intriguing franchise to watch is the Rams.
Coming into 2019, Los Angeles was fresh off a Super Bowl loss to the New England Patriots and a trendy pick to make it back to the big game again.
That did not end up happening.
Rather than improving on the prior year’s performance, the Rams regressed badly – failing to make the postseason altogether.
Recently, in a column for ESPN, Rams insider Lindsey Thiry suggested that LA may look to move on from Gurley in the near future.
“In a pinch to find space under the salary cap, the Rams will attempt to trade running back Todd Gurley,” she wrote.
“Whether L.A. can pull it off remains another question, given Gurley’s massive contract that includes $45 million in guarantees and runs through the 2023 season, as well as the uncertainty that continues to surround the long-term health of his surgically repaired left knee,” she wrote.
“This past season, Gurley played a diminished role in the offense, rushing for 857 yards, his fewest since the 2016 season (885).”
Gurley put up 3.8 yards per carry this year – a full yard below his average in 2018.
The Rams would probably love to get out from under his contract if the option becomes available.
But will anyone step up to take him?
Chances are, probably not.