Todd Gurley signed with the Atlanta Falcons soon after being released by the Los Angeles Rams this past week. It was a shocking move that the Rams didn’t even trade him. Instead, they released him and didn’t get anything in return for the guy who was at one time considered the best running back in the entire NFL.
Now, he will be beginning a new chapter of his career. There are major concerns about his knee, with some reports even stating that it is in “very bad” shape. However, the Falcons obviously believe that Gurley can still come in and have an impact for them in 2020.
Last season with the Rams, Gurley ended up carrying the football 223 times for 857 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also caught 31 passes for 207 yards and two touchdowns. Those numbers show the ability to produce and the Falcons were right to take a chance on him.
Gurley is going to be a good fit for the Falcons. Matt Ryan and Julio Jones are still one of the best quarterback-wide receiver tandems in the league. Adding a consistent running game would make that connection even more lethal.
All of that being said, here are three way-too-early bold predictions for Gurley with the Falcons in 2020.