It appears that Los Angeles Rams’ decision to cut Todd Gurley didn’t just surprise the rest of the league, but the 25-year-old running back himself. While Gurley went on social media to joke about his release shortly after reports surfaced, it turns out that he didn’t expect such turn of events.
Gurley recently made an appearance on Chris Long’s Green Light podcast and was asked about his reaction when he found out the news.
“I didn’t see it coming,” said Gurley. “But obviously I’ve seen the process over the years, so I understand the business and I understand how it goes.”
Gurley also commented on the fact that he wasn’t used as much in 2019 as in some previous years, being limited to career-low 223 rushing attempts.
“I try not to press the issue about nothing, so that’s just kind of, just sit back and do my job,” he added. “Like it’s not my job to tell who to give me the ball, so if it happens, it happens.”
Todd Gurley didn’t wait for too long to find a new job, as he signed with Atlanta Falcons less than 24 hours after the news about his release was made official. Gurley will now try to resurrect his career as Falcons’ No.1 back and hope to hit the free agency again in 2021 with more leverage to his name.
Gurley made three Pro Bowl appearances so far in his career, while also earning two First-team All-Pro honors. He was NFL Offensive Player of the Year in 2017.