Former Rams Superstar RB Officially Announces Retirement

Two-time All-Pro running back Todd Gurley has announced his retirement after six seasons in the NFL, he told NFL Network. 

Gurley, who was drafted by the St. Louis Rams (before they moved to LA) 10th overall in the 2015 NFL Draft, rushed for an impressive 1,106 yards his rookie season which earned him AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. He also earned Offensive Player of the Year honors in the 2017 season after scoring 13 touchdowns and 17 the following season earning him commanding back-to-back All-Pro campaigns. 

The 28-year-old also helped lead the Rams to a Super Bowl appearance in 2019, but was cut the following season after rushing for a career low (at the time) 857 yards. 

The former Georgia Bulldog was unfortunately plagued with nagging injuries throughout his short, yet productive football career. He suffered a torn ACL before being drafted in 2014 and would miss multiple games throughout his NFL seasons with troubling physical issues. 

Gurley ultimately found a new home after signing a one-year, $5.5 million deal with the Atlanta Falcons in 2020. He rushed 195 times for 678 yards, nine touchdowns, and caught 164 receiving yards in his sole season as a Falcon. He went unsigned the following 2021/22 season and officially marked the end of his NFL career on Friday.  

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