He’s done it again.
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley has been named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 16, his second such accolade in a row and third this season:
As NFL Senior Director of Football Communications Randall Liu pointed out on Twitter, Gurley winning it in back-to-back weeks after being named OPOTW in Week 15 is the first time a running back has earned the award in successive weeks in NFL history since the award was conceived in 1984.
JTG has absolutely poured it on in the final games this season. Two weeks ago against the Seattle Seahawks, he ran for 152 yards with three rushing touchdowns buttressed by a receiving touchdown though he didn’t do much in the air that day. This weekend, he was an absolute dual-threat monster. His 118 rushing yards were compounded by a 158-yard receiving game with two touchdowns via QB Jared Goff that sliced up a Tennessee Titans defense.
In his last two games, Gurley has amassed 456 yards and six touchdowns. He single-handedly won many a fantasy football championship in December. These two OPOTW awards only confirm how good he’s been and certify a legitimate NFL MVP case.