From being one of the most sought-after running backs in the NFL, the current Todd Gurley it is too far from the spotlight. For this reason, The Georgia product will attempt to reinvigorate your career as a go on Lions.
As reported by Adam Schefter, from ESPN, Gurley III visited Ford Field this Thursday. In the event that newly arrived coach Dan Campbell signs the runner, this will meet with Jared Goff, with whom he shared the Rams locker room between 2016 and 2019.
At the moment, the Lions’ receiving corps is made up of D’Andre Swift and newly hired Jamaal Williams. In addition, they parted company with Kerryon Johnson, Adrian Peterson, and Kerrith Whyte.
Gurley, who was drafted in the first round of the 2015 Draft by the Rams, was cut by Los Angeles prior to the 2020 campaign and signed a one-year, $ 5.5 million deal with the Falcons, who did not renew it.
During his time in Atlanta, the 26-year-old running back had the worst year of his career. In total he had 195 carries, 678 yards (both the lowest number as a professional) and nine touchdowns (just ahead of the six achieved in 2016).
Star without light
During the first four seasons Gurley spent with the Rams, he established himself as one of the rising stars in the NFL. In the aforementioned period, he had three seasons of more than a thousand yards (2015, 2017 and 2018), he was named Offensive Rookie of the Year, 2017 Offensive Player of the Year, had a pair of first-team All-Pro designations (2017-2018) and played in Super Bowl LIII.
Nevertheless, an injury to the left knee (diagnosis of arthritis) Gurley’s performance diminished to such a degree, who eventually lost his job in Los Angeles and was also unable to consolidate with the Falcons.