2:53 PM PT — Gurley is using humor to cope with the news … channeling the famous “Friday” quote, “Damn I got fired on my day off #QuarantineAndChill”
Despite the joke, Gurley tweeted he knows it was a business move … and it seems like he’s okay with the breakup.
Todd Gurley‘s run in Los Angeles was just cut short … the Rams announced they’re releasing the former All-Pro — less than 2 years after making him the NFL’s highest-paid RB EVER.
The team made the roster move official Thursday … and while it’s shocking considering his massive contract — it ain’t exactly surprising, considering his actual play on the field.
Gurley has been a shell of himself almost since the day he signed his 4-year, $60 MILLION deal in July 2018 … with things getting so lousy, L.A. media grew obsessed with talking about a knee injury he insisted didn’t exist.
Todd had his worst season as a pro last year … rushing for just 857 yards — and gave away a lot of playing time to backup Malcolm Brown, who usually found more success than TG on the field.
The Rams were reportedly trying to trade Gurley the past few weeks … but couldn’t find a dance partner — mostly because of the dude’s enormous contract.
The Rams will have to eat MILLIONS of dollars on their cap to cut the tailback … which probably says all you need to know about what they think of Gurley’s future.
But, the halfback is only 25 years old … and a nice market could exist for him if the price is right.
Perhaps, down in Tampa Bay with Tom Brady???
Originally Published — 1:11 PM PT
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