Just two seasons ago, Todd Gurley was the consensus best running back in the league. Now, the Los Angeles Rams could be shopping Gurley after a disappointing 2019.
The Los Angeles Rams finished the 2019 season with a 9-7 record and that was a massive disappointment. Because of all of the talent in the NFC, the Rams missed out on the playoffs just one year after representing the NFC in the Super Bowl.
There were some ugly losses in there as well and while the Rams certainly had the talent to make the playoffs, they also showed some serious holes in those ugly losses that show that the team can improve moving forward.
The problem is that the team’s hands are tied moving forward with the salary cap. Jared Goff is a decent quarterback, but there are worries that the Rams cannot win it all with him under center. It does not help that the offensive line was in shambles last season, as well.
Gurley was having an MVP-caliber season in 2018 but his knee problems started to intensify and now Gurley does not seem to be the same running back. He absolutely can still be a Pro Bowl running back, but the cost of his contract may not be worth it for the Rams any longer.
Gurley has just over a $30 million cap hit combined over the next two seasons, before a potential out that he will decline, where he then has another $26.6 million combined cap hit in the following two years.
Gurley does still have some juice in those legs and could absolutely be worth it for the right team, so long that they can take on that contract. There is speculation that the Los Angeles Rams are indeed shopping Gurley this offseason, and if trade talks ever intensify, here are three teams that could use Gurley’s services.