The talk surrounding the knee of Todd Gurley has become a sensitive issue for the star running back these days. Gurley’s knee became a major concern after he struggled during last year’s playoff stretch, particularly the Super Bowl.
There have been multiple reports in regards to knee health, as well as the likes of TMZ catching him outside restaurants asking him about it or Ric Flair checking in on Gurley during his own surprise birthday party, the Rams running back has faced questions everywhere he’s gone in 2019.
He’s sick of it.
After practice on Saturday, he was asked about it again.
“Y’all have got to stop putting this bad energy in my knee, man. Just let it be,” Gurley said. “I’m not eager doing this. I don’t have to prove anything to nobody. I have been doing this for years now. So, it’s the same stuff every year.”
Gurley later went on a rant about what he labeled as “Internet reports.”
“I don’t entertain stuff,” he said. “When you entertain stuff that’s when you start letting stuff get to you, you start being emotional.
“And it’s the Internet, right? How serious can you take the Internet? I mean for some people it’s their job. I mean, let them do their job. You do your job. My job is to play football. Your job is to write and report.
“So, I don’t take it any way. I don’t feel no way about it. You’ve got to have a story, you’ve got to have something to talk about. It’s the offseason so it is what it is.”
Even if Gurley never returns to form, he is set financially, after signing a $60 million contract, including $45 million in guarantees just before the 2018 season.