Just a year and a half ago, Todd Gurley looked like the most dominant skill position player in the game, and his play forced the Los Angeles Rams to reward him with a contract that made him the highest-paid running back in the league.
Flashing forward to 2020, and Gurley was released with several years left on his deal after a disappointing 2019 season. While he landed on his feet and joined up with Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons, Gurley felt like taking one last shot at the Rams, trolling them over the fact that they still have to pay him a good chunk of money over the next few years.
Gurley was diagnosed with arthritis in one of his knees, which limited him to just 3.8 yards per carry last year after leading the league in touchdowns in 2017 and 2018.
In an attempt to revitalize his career, Gurley, a University of Georgia alum, ended up with Atlanta, where he'll play alongside Julio Jones, Matt Ryan, and Calvin Ridley.
Gurley might be considered a shell of himself by some, but this is a guy who did put up 14 total touchdowns and 1,064 total yards in 15 games while playing injured last season. If Dirk Koetter figures out how to use a running back, this Falcons offense could be good enough to push them back to the playoffs.