Running back: How will the snaps be split?
Todd Gurley’s knee has been the talk of the offseason with the Rams. The former NFL Offensive Player of the Year is rumored to have arthritis in his surgically-repaired knee. It would be surprising if Gurley wasn’t ready to go by Week 1, but we still don’t know how much the Rams plan on relying on him. Gurley dominated the snap count in the Rams’ backfield when healthy last season. He was typically playing between 80-90% of the offensive snaps.
It seems highly unlikely that Gurley will reach those numbers weekly, but just how much do the Rams plan on limiting, and who will be the first back off the bench? The team matched an offer sheet from the Detroit Lions to retain Malcolm Brown. The Rams also selected the dazzling Darrell Henderson in this year’s draft. Will Brown and Henderson split backup duties, or will they battle it out for the job in camp? All eyes will be on the Rams’ backfield come Week 1.