2. This might be the healthiest Gurley will be and the Rams must capitalize
Even with his lingering knee issues, this might be the healthiest that Todd Gurley will be for the rest of his career. Of course, there is a chance that in two years all of this looks like a distant memory, but there is also a chance that in two years he is no longer a starting-caliber running back.
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Right now is the perfect sweet spot for the Rams to trade Gurley. Sure, there are those lingering knee issues, but there is still the promise of Gurley recovering and it is not like he had a bad 2019. With fewer carries in 2019 and no added games in the playoffs, a team might look at Gurley’s salary-cap hit and view it as a necessary risk.
There is going to be some desperate team out there that wants to add Gurley. A perfect fit would be the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as they do not have a great running game and are in the running for Tom Brady, as it appears that Brady will either go to the Chargers or Bucs (no decision at the time of writing this).
The Buccaneers, having a lot of cap space and wanting to surround Brady with as many weapons as possible, would probably be willing to take on Gurley’s contract. Of course, the team could also sign someone such as Melvin Gordon, but Gurley has the higher ceiling.
But if the team waits then Gurley might become untradable because of his health, or he could blossom. If I am the Rams, I would take the L and get draft assets for Gurley and watch him flourish outside of LA rather than be stuck with an unmovable running back.