It’s been a pretty great month for Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley, so much so he’s been named the NFC Offensive Player of the Month.
Despite a slow start against the Indianapolis Colts, Gurley has been on a tear since Week 2 of the season, and has been a major fixture for the Rams’ current 2-1 record. According to Josh Alper of ProFootballTalk, Gurley is the first player since Calvin Johnson to score six touchdowns in the first three games; something that hasn’t been done since 2011.
Through three games, Gurley has racked up 241 yards, and in the last two weeks he’s averaged around 4.7 yards-per-carry and 100 yards-per-game.
This was a far cry from his 2016 season, one that saw him eventually average 55 yards-a-game and 3.1 yards-per-carry.
But Gurley’s value as a running back is more than just running the ball. With 140 yards receiving, Gurley has become a solid asset to No. 1 ranked offense this season. Of the six touchdowns Gurley has this season, two of them came from passes caught and ran in, like this little gem.
Through three games last season, Gurley had nine yards receiving on three catches. It would have been a higher yard total, but two of this catches were for negative yards.
The difference between 2017 Gurley VS 2016 Gurley is the difference between night and day.