The Atlanta Falcons appeared to finalize their one-year contract with running back Todd Gurley over two months ago, sending certain parts of Georgia into a frenzy. It was finally competed on Tuesday morning.
ESPN insider Adam Schefter reported that the 25-year-old star passed his physical and is officially a member of the Falcons. In other words, Gurley's redemption campaign is now underway.
It's worth noting that Gurley passing the exam wasn't entirely the result of his overall physical health. The coronavirus pandemic made it impossible for him to catch a flight to Atlanta and get the test over with. Though the status of his knee remains a concern, this news means that the three-time Pro Bowler can finally get to work with his new Falcons teammates.
This will also likely force Los Angeles Rams to finally pay the former No. 10 overall pick the more than $5 million they still owe him after choosing to release him earlier this offseason. Putting a bow on his tenure with the franchise that gave up on his superstar potential is exactly the fuel Gurley needs to hit the ground running in Atlanta.
We may be drinking the homecoming Kool Aid, but something tells us that the former Georgia Bulldog will be one of the favorites to win the 2020 Comeback Player of the Year Award.