All Pro Running Back, Todd Gurley, Shocks New Teammate Matt Ryan
Todd Gurley was selected 10th overall by the St. Louis Rams in the 2015 draft.
In his 5 years in the NFL, Gurley has made the pro bowl 3 times, has been the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2015, and the NFL Offensive Player of the Year in 2017.
After the Rams released Gurley on March 19, 2020, Gurly agreed to sign a one-year, $5.5 million deal with the Falcons On April 6, 2020,
However, the contract remains pending until Gurley receives a physical, which is very difficult currently with COVID.
There is also concern surrounding Gurly and his surgically repaired left knee, however, both Gurly and Falcons general manager, Thomas Dimitroff, have waved off the concern.
When asked about Gurley’s health, Dimitroff said “We looked closely at it… We feel very comfortable with it. Of course, this is a tough game and it’s a warrior game. We know that… But he’s a hard-charging runner. And He’s an excellent football player.”
Dimitroff added, “We are counting on him to be an excellent football player for us.”
Matt Ryan’s Thoughts on Todd Gurley
Matt Ryan has already had a few offseason workouts during coronavirus with some Falcons’ players, but recently Ryan spoke out after his workout with Gurly at Golden West College in Huntington Beach: “I’ve gotten to work with Todd and he’s awesome… really, really good guy. A hard worker.”
Ryan then praised Gurly for his intelligence: “He’s super-smart. The stuff I was telling him one day, the next day he had it done. I was really impressed with his ability to retain information. You don’t have to tell him twice. He’s on it.”
Clearly, Matt Ryan and the Falcons organization cannot wait for the upcoming season with a first-team all-pro running back like Todd Gurley.
Nathaniel is a student at the College Preparatory School. His favorite sports to play are Baseball and Basketball. He also enjoys watching Football. He is a sports writer for At the Buzzer.