Rams News: Todd Gurley Recruited by Eric Dickerson

Todd Gurley could be a target of the Rams following the Cam Akers injury.
Todd Gurley could be a target of the Rams following the Cam Akers injury. / John McCoy/Getty Images

Running back Todd Gurley's relationship with the Los Angeles Rams soured following his release from the team in March of 2020. However, the team is suddenly very shallow in the backfield due to Cam Akers' injury and Rams' legend Eric Dickerson is recruiting Gurley to return to LA.

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A reunion between Gurley and the Rams is possible, but not likely at this point. Head coach Sean McVay has been adamant that the team is going to give the young guys on the roster a shot before bringing in any veterans. Plus, there are a number of other options out there in free agency.

All of that means nothing to Dickerson, though. The Hall of Famer believes the Rams need to overlook what has happened in the past and make a business decision here.

"I mean, he knows the offense, he knows this offense. He doesn't have to come in and try and learn it. He knows McVay, he knows the guys on the team -- that would be an easy fit."

Eric Dickerson on Todd Gurley

Gurley is coming off the worst statistical season of his career in which he rushed for 678 yards and 9 touchdowns with the Atlanta Falcons. He averaged just 3.5 yards per carry and continues to be a ground-and-pound type of RB. McVay may be looking for a dual-threat backfield option instead.

It'll be interesting to see if Dickerson's opinion makes any kind of impact on who the Rams decide to sign, if they sign anyone at all. For now, they head into the fall with high hopes and currently own the fifth-best odds to win the Super Bowl at +1400, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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