Todd Gurley has a new lease on life. After being stunningly, unceremoniously cut by the Rams in the midst of what was a record-setting contract extension, he quickly caught on with the Atlanta Falcons, never letting his spirits falter. But that doesn't mean he's taking his eye off the ball in terms of the Rams' legally obligated financial commitments to him.
Per the terms of his former contract, the Rams are still on the hook for a huge chunk of money even after releasing Gurley. And the former NFL Offensive Player of the Year came out on Twitter Wednesday night to suggest that one of their checks is running late.
How do you regain the upper hand on a team that put you out to pasture? That's how.
Gurley may not ever regain the All-Pro form he demonstrated in his first three years in the NFL, but he's clearly not about to let anyone count him out -- or sell him short. He signed a humble one-year deal with Atlanta worth just $6 million, but the Rams still owe him $5 million under the terms of a roster bonus from his previous deal.
Don't be surprised if Gurley sics a collection agency after his former employer. That's a phone call we'd love to eavesdrop on!