2020: The Year of the Todd Gurley Resurgence

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We can all agree, even Todd Gurley if you asked him off record, that 2019 wasn’t the year he was hoping for.

In a season where he had the least amount of rushing attempts, and yards for his career, he still managed to get 12 rushing touchdowns. That is only one less than the total he got two years ago when he was a First-Team All-Pro, and a Pro Bowler. In the last few days, there’s been rumors that the Rams should trade Gurley to get rid of his contract if they aren’t going to use him. But, there are reasons why the Rams should keep Gurley and what will happen when they do. Don’t look now, but 2020 is going to be the year of the Todd Gurley resurgent story.

Yes we all know Todd Gurley went through the 2019 season with no 100 yard games and at times felt underutilized. It was clear that Sean McVay tried to get the run game going but would soon lean on Jared Goff and the passing game to get the team rolling. That unfortunately lead to the underwhelming production that was shown from Gurley over the season.

There’s been talks from fans, and even media, that the Rams should move on from Gurley to open up cap space to either resign guys or get free agents. But, trading Gurley, who’s due to make $17.25M this year, isn’t the right move to make right now. If the Rams do try to move on from Gurley, it’ll cost them more ($25.65M in dead cap) to do so than it is to keep him. If the team wants to save room for the cap, trading Gurley isn’t the way to go. Not all of it is Gurley’s fault because the offensive line had tons of issues during the season due to injuries, and the lack of experience of run blocking. If the offensive line gets addressed you will see an uptake in yards, and even attempts, for Gurley like we saw back in 2017, and 2018. We are talking about a two-time First-Team All-Pro running back who in three of his first five years in the league has managed over 1,000 rushing yards over a course of a season. Todd Gurley will have a massive bounce back year and that’s been stated by Rams GM Les Snead, and head coach Sean McVay.

In summation, to all of the fans who think the Rams should trade Gurley I will say this; trading Gurley will not help the Rams. If the 2020 LA Rams want to make it back to the playoffs, and have a chance for a Lombardi, they need to use Gurley like they’ve done back in 2017, and 2018. When they do, get ready for a Rams team that we saw in 2018 that went 13-3 and a Super Bowl appearance. 2020 is going to be a massive year not only for Gurley, but for the Rams as well.

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trade gurley and sign melvin gordon. I think you can get gordon at a discount and when if he right he will put up great numbers