Todd Gurley being cut from the Rams and signing with the Atlanta Falcons wasn’t the only big change he was making in 2020.
Gurley said he would be dropping his No. 30 and wearing No. 21 for the Falcons in 2020. Just you can’t tell, that is the same number Deion Sanders wore during his tenure in Atlanta.
Gurley not only took the number, but he did so without Prime Time’s blessing.
“Prime was hatin’ on me. He told me don’t wear it,” Gurley told The Midday Show with Andy and Randy on Atlanta’s 92.9 The Game. “If I was Prime, I wouldn’t want nobody be wearing my number either.”
The Falcons are one of several franchises who don’t retire jersey numbers, which is why defensive back Desmond Trufant wore No. 21 for the past seven years in Atlanta.
Gurley wore No. 30 with the Rams for five seasons, No. 3 when playing at Georgia in college and No. 1 at Tarboro High School in North Carolina.