The state of Georgia rejoiced when it was confirmed that the Atlanta Falcons agreed to terms with free agent running back Todd Gurley this offseason. After all, Gurley was a superstar in Athens for three seasons before he entered the NFL in 2015 as the No. 10 overall pick. In terms of fits, we couldn't think of a better one for the 25-year-old stud, and he's clearly embracing his homecoming. Checkout Gurley signing his Falcons contract while decked out in Bulldogs apparel:
That is so awesome, and football die-hards in the state of Georgia have every reason to be stoked, if they weren't already. Kirby Smart undoubtedly loves this and will be showing it to recruits as well.
Gurley was going to be playing with a chip on his shoulder no matter where he landed in free agency. As evidenced by his brazen shots at the Los Angeles Rams on Twitter over the last few weeks, he wants to make his former franchise regret cutting him.
The fact that the three-time Pro Bowler will be playing in the state he formally called home for three years as a Bulldog should terrify the NFC South.
Make no mistake about, folks: Gurley will be running angry in 2020.