Todd Gurley is no longer with the LA Rams, but he’s also not quite with the Atlanta Falcons yet. Though Gurley and the Falcons agreed to terms of a deal, they won’t make things official until it is safe for Gurley to get a physical exam and then he and his knee must also pass it.
On Tuesday, Atlanta GM Thomas Dimitroff told reporters that he feels “very comfortable” about the situation with Gurley and that should issues arise with his knee, the contract will have language that “protect us and the player.”
Dimitroff on his concern level with Todd Gurley's knee: "We looked closely at it. We have language our contracts that will protect us and the player." He adds, "We're not looking at it that way." Says they feel "very comfortable with it." #Falcons— William McFadden (@willmcfadden) April 7, 2020
Dimitroff also said that the Falcons are continuing to look for running back help even after adding Gurley.
After cutting Devonta Freeman this offseason, Atlanta is left with Brian Hill, Ito Smith, Qadree Ollison, and Craig Reynolds to backup Gurley. If Dimitroff is potentially seeking help through the draft, that would presumably near-guarantee a spot on the roster to another player at that position. Gurley, Hill, Smith, Ollison, and a draft pick would be a pretty crowded backfield.
Dimitroff reiterates that the #Falcons are still a big "mix-up" team at running back and believe in a steady rotation.— William McFadden (@willmcfadden) April 7, 2020
He might not be a household name, but Hill had 323 yards last season with a better YPC average (4.1) than Freeman. Ollison had four touchdowns as the goal line back. Smith was a fourth round pick two years ago and averaged 4.8 YPC last season. Dimitroff stressed a steady rotation at running back, which of course would be the smart way to go in any situation at that position — but especially with a player like Gurley at this stage in his career.
Will Todd Gurley rush for over 1,000 yards next season? (Assuming 16 games happen)
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He will rush for exactly 1,000 yards and he’ll do it on 100 carries