The Los Angeles Rams have decided to cut running back Todd Gurley. News broke on the Rams’ official Twitter account.
Speculation have run rampant about the Rams potentially trading and releasing Todd Gurley. Unfortunately for the Rams, they were unable to find a trading partner. It’s not all that shocking considering Gurley’s absurdly large contract.
Gurley signed a 4-year, $57 million contract but this was before the Rams and even Gurley himself were aware of knee issues. In retrospect, it seems ridiculous to give a hurt running back that large of a contract.
Gurley’s stats speak for themselves though. In five seasons with the Rams he earned 5,404 rushing yards, 2,090 receiving yards and 70 total touchdowns. However, last season was his worst of his career finishing with 857 rushing yard, 207 receiving yards and 14 total touchdowns. The reason is due to his reduced role and Sean McVay’s hesitation to use him at all.
This move now brings a clearer picture to the running back situation. As of now, Darrell Henderson and Malcolm Brown will be asked to start. There is a strong possibility that the Rams might address the position in the 2020 NFL Draft.