Life After LA: Where Will Todd Gurley Land?

Where will Todd Gurley play next season following his exit in Los Angeles?
Samuel Farley
Fri, March 20, 11:30 AM

Like most stories in tinsel town we saw a surpise twist as the LA Rams released Todd Gurley. The move came as a surprise given that he's the face of the franchise but by cutting the 3-time Pro Bowler and former Offensive Player of the Year, they saved themselves $10.5m which would have been due today.

It's only 20 months since Gurley signed a $60m extension to stay in LA but question marks have persisted over Gurley's fitness, with stories of arthritic knees and questionable resting decisions from Sean McVay stoking the fire.

 

Gurley won't be short of suitors and is widely regarded as one of the best players to play his position in recent years. Other NFL stars have reached out via social media to try and tempt him to their teams including the Bills' Stefon Diggs and Falcons' Dante Fowler. Tampa Bay currently lead the betting and the chance to give Tom Brady a great RB is an intriguing one.

Tampa Bay Buccaners @ +125 - Gurley would be a huge upgrade on Ronald Jones and the Bucs will be keen to give Tom Brady the offensive weapons he didn't have in his final year in New England.

Atlanta Falcons @ +200 - The Falcons, along with the Dolphins, are said to the two teams who showed the most interest when the Rams were touting Gurley around as a trade piece over the past few weeks. It makes sense given their depth at the position after releasing Devonta Freeman.

Miami Dolphins @ +250 - They've registered interest previously and have a lack of talent across the entire offense. Would Gurley really want to commit his future to a team in the middle of full rebuild?

Houston Texans @ +500 - The Texans don't need an RB having just traded DeAndre Hopkins to Arizona for David Johnson, in what will go down as the most boneheaded trade in NFL history. Now they've overpaid for DJ they'll be kicking themselves they didn't wait and pick up Gurley without losing their star wideout.

Buffalo Bills @ +2000 - Stefon Diggs wants Gurley in Buffalo and in Devin Singletary they don't have an elite runningback. They're a team on an upward trajectory and at 20/1 they look like the value pick.

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