It may have been shocking to see that the Los Angeles Rams had cut Todd Gurley from their roster two years after giving him a hefty extension and raise, but from their standpoint, he was only going to get worse health-wise.
The running back reportedly agreed to a one-year, $6 million deal with the Atlanta Falcons Friday, however, his knee problems that hampered his 2019 season are reportedly still “very bad,” according to Jeff Schultz of The Athletic.
It was June 2019 when he reportedly had arthritis in his knee.
“Once a player has an arthritic condition, you don’t know what’s going to happen,” a source told Schultz. “It’s different for every person. You’re sort of playing Russian roulette because you never know how fast it will accelerate.”
Gurley was a stud in 2017 and 2018, as he totaled 3,924 yards from scrimmage and 40 total touchdowns in that stretch. His average of 4.8 yards per carry dropped to 3.8 in 2019 and it led to his release from the Rams just two years after signing a four-year, $60 million deal.
He is still only 25-years-old.