Todd Gurley hasn’t taken an NFL snap since the 2020 season when he was with the Atlanta Falcons, but he never officially retired from football. Although that left the door open for him to return if a team were to sign him, he isn’t interested in making a comeback.
During a Thursday appearance on NFL Network, Gurley told Andrew Siciliano that he’s done playing despite not officially retiring.
“I don’t think there’s any question about that one,” Gurley said when Siciliano suggested his Twitter activity hinted that Gurley is “calling it quits.”
Siciliano later asked for clarification about Gurley being done, to which the RB said, “Yeah, most definitely.” So although he hasn’t submitted his retirement papers, Gurley isn’t going to suit up in the NFL again.
From 2015-2018, Gurley was one of the best running backs in the NFL. He led the NFL in touchdowns twice, won Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2015 and Offensive Player of the Year in 2017 when he had the most scrimmage yards (2,093) and was a two-time first-team All-Pro.
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His game fell off in 2019 and the Rams eventually cut him before the 2020 campaign, with there being no doubt his knee issues had a major impact in his final seasons. After averaging 4.4 yards per carry from 2015-2018, he averaged just 3.7 in the last two years of his career.
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In just six NFL seasons, Gurley totaled 6,082 yards rushing, scored 67 touchdowns on the ground and ranks sixth in Rams history with 5,404 yards rushing.