Former UGA running back Todd Gurley is not participating in offseason drills, with the blessing of his NFL team, the Los Angeles Rams.
“We’ve got him on a great plan,” Rams coach Sean McVay told reporters on Tuesday. “That was what we felt like was best for Todd when Todd and I sat down. And it’s been really good so far and we feel good about that.”
There has been a lot of speculation about Gurley’s injured knee (and his long-term prognosis) after his limited role with the Rams in the Super Bowl. The Athletic reported in March that Gurley is dealing with arthritis in his knee.
Gurley was arguably the best running back in the NFL before the injury late last season. He is still showing up at Rams headquarters for practices — despite not being an active participant.
“He’s also been here consistently, pretty much every single day of the week,” McVay said “He’s been an active participant following the program that we’ve implemented with him and we’re very pleased with where Todd is at right now.”
Fortunately for Gurley, before the 2018 season, he signed a four-year, $60 million deal that included a signing bonus of $20 million, and $45 million in guaranteed money. Hopefully he’ll return to form this season, but he’s in a good financial position with whatever happens.